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Biographical entry Marin la Meslée, Edmond Marie (1852 - 1893)

Born
1852
France
Died
17 December 1893
Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Geographer and Public servant

Summary

Edmond Marie Marin la Meslée came to Australia from France in 1876 and joined the New South Wales Department of Lands and the Surveyor-General's Office in 1878. He was primarily responsible for founding the Geographical Society of Australasia. Its first meeting was in 1883.

Archival resources

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

  • H. Parkes - Records, A925; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Royal Geographical Society of Australasia - Records, 1833 - 192?, ML MSS 2134; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, New South Wales Branch - Records, 1883 - 1907, ML MSS 774; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, New South Wales Branch - Records, A2664; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Ward, Russel, 'Marin la Meslée, Edmond Marie (1852-1893), public servant, geographer and writer', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 5, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1974, p. 210. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050239b.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.