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Biographical entry Steele, Bertram Dillon (1870 - 1931)


30 May 1870
Plymouth, Devon, England
28 February 1931
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Chemist and Pharmacist


Bertram Steele was the first Professor of Chemistry at the University of Queensland 1910-1930. Earlier he was a lecturer in chemistry at the University of Melbourne 1906-1910.



1906 - 1910
Career position - Chemistry Lecturer at the University of Melbourne
1910 - 1930
Career position - First Professor of Chemistry at the University of Queensland

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Archival resources

The University of Queensland Archives

  • Bertram Dillon Steele - Records, 1910 - 1930, S135; The University of Queensland Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


  • Gregory, Helen, Vivant Professores: Distinguished Members of the University of Queensland, 1910-1940, University of Queensland Library, St Lucia, 1987, 180 pp. Details

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Masson, David Orme and Steele B.D., 'The Blue Salt of Fehling's Solution and Other Cuprotartrates', Journal of the Chemical Society, London, vol. 75, Chemical Society, London, 1899, pp. 725-734. Details
  • Watkins, S.B., 'Founders of Australian Chemistry. B.d. Steele.', The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Proceedings, vol. 25, 1958, pp. 412-417. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.