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Corporate entry Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science (1854 - 1855)

From
15 June 1854
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
To
10 July 1855
Functions
Association, Society or membership organisation and Industrial or scientific research
Location
Melbourne, Victoria

Summary

The Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science was founded in Melbourne on 15 June 1854, at the instigation of William Sydney Gibbons. Its main purposes were stated to be: a means of communication between persons engaged in the pursuit of science; the cultivating of a refined taste among the people of Victoria; provide a source to which the community generally may look for information on scientific subjects; provide a centre for the collection of observations and specimens from all sources; provide an agency for the development of the resources of the colony. The Institute amalgamated with the Philosophical Society of Victoria in July 1855 to form the Philosophical Institute of Victoria.

Timeline

 1854 - 1855 Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science
       1855 - 1859 Philosophical Institute of Victoria
             1859 - Royal Society of Victoria

Related People

Archival resources

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Royal Society of Victoria - Records, 1854 - 1988, MS 11663; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Edited Books

  • Archbold, N. W.; McCann, D. A. (ed.), The Inaugural Addresses of the First Presidents of the Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science and the Philosophical Society of Victoria, Royal Society of Victoria, Melbourne, 2004, 34 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Aston, Helen, 'Publication Dates of Early Scientific Journals in Victoria', Muelleria, vol. 5, 1984, pp. 281-288. Details
  • Pescott, R.T.M., 'The Royal Society of Victoria From Then, 1854 to Now, 1959', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 73, 1961, pp. 1-40. Details

Online Resources

See also

Helen Morgan