Jukes, Joseph Beete (1811-69), an able geologist, was born near Birmingham, and graduated at Cambridge in 1836. While at the university he studied under Sedgwick, and in 1839 was appointed geological surveyor of Newfoundland. In 1842, two years after his return to England, he went as naturalist to the Australian exploring expedition, and published a Narrative of the Survey Voyage of H.M.S. Fly in 1847, after its close. In the same year he was attached to the British Geological Survey, and in 1850 became local director in Ireland. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society, and professor at the Dublin College of Science, and was author of a Student's Manual of Geology, and other works.