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Biographical entry Meston, Archibald (1851 - 1924)

Born
1851
Donside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died
11 March 1924
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Explorer and Journalist

Summary

Archibald Meston was an observer of natural history and studied the habits, customs and languages of the Aboriginals he encountered. His book "Geographic History of Queensland" was published in Brisbane.

Archival resources

John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland

  • Archibald Meston - Records, 1880 - 1900, OM64-17; John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland. Details
  • Archibald Meston - Records, 1923 - 1924, OM72-82; John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Archibald Meston - Records, 1880 - 1900; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Stephens, S. E., 'Meston, Archibald (1851-1924), journalist, civil servant and explorer', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 5, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1974, pp. 243-244. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050278b.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.