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Biographical entry Nicolay, Charles Grenfell (1815 - 1897)

Born
3 August 1815
Chelsea, England
Died
9 May 1897
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Geologist and Geographer

Summary

Charles Grenfel Nicolay was the founder of Western Australia's first public museum. In 1881 he began a collection of rocks and minerals which in 1889-90 became the first part of the Western Australian Museum.

Archival resources

JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia

  • Charles Grenfell Nicolay - Records, PR5382; JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia. Details
  • Charles Grenfell Nicolay - Records, ACC 1706A; JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia. Details
  • Charles Grenfell Nicolay - Records, 1875, ACC 12?; JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia. Details
  • Charles Grenfell Nicolay - Records, 1897, ACC 1323A; JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia. Details

Western Australian Museum

  • Charles Grenfell Nicolay - Records, 1881 - 1890; Western Australian Museum. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Glover, John with Bevan, Jenny, The Forgotten Explorers: Pioneer geologists of Western Australia, 1826-1926, Hesperian Press, Victoria Park, W.A., 2010, 246 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Playford, Phillip E.; Pridmore, I., 'Nicolay, Charles Grenfell (1815-1897), clergyman, geographer and geologist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 5, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1974, pp. 340-341. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050389b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Bevan, A. W. R. and Downes, P. J., 'Mineralogy at the Western Australian Museum', Australian Journal of Mineralogy, vol. 6, no. 2, 2000, pp. 93-100. Details
  • Playford, P. E. and Pridmore, I., 'The Reverend C. G. Nicolay: a pioneer geographer, geologist, and museum curator in Western Australia', Early Days, vol. 7, 1969, pp. 29-33. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Downes, Peter J., Bevan, Alex W. R. and Deacon, Geoff, 'The Fletcher Collection of Minerals at the Western Australian Museum: a Late 19th Century Gem', Australian Journal of Mineralogy, vol. 16, no. 1, 2011, pp. 3-14. Details

McCarthy, G.J.