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Biographical entry Wilkinson, Charles Smith (1843 - 1891)

22 August 1843
Potterspury, Northamptonshire, England
26 August 1891
Burwood, New South Wales, Australia


Charles Smith Wilkinson was appointed geological surveyor in charge of the Department of Mines in 1875.



1861 - 1866
Career position - Field assistant to Richard Daintree, Geological Survey office, Melbourne
Career position - Field Geologist, Geological Survey office, Melbourne
1874 - 1875
Career position - Geological Surveyor, Lands Department of New South Wales
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus wilkinsoniana R.T.Baker (= Eucalyptus eugenioides Sieber ex Spreng. (1827))

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Book Sections

  • Branagan, D. F., 'Charles Smith Wilkinson, 1843-1891', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details
  • Hoare, Michael, 'Wilkinson, Charles Smith (1843-1891), geologist', in Bede Nairn (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 6, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1976, pp. 402-403. Also available at Details

Journal Articles

  • Adrian, J., 'Charles Smith Wilkinson and the Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1875-1891', Geological Society of Australia, Earth Sciences History Group Newsletter, vol. 15, 1992, pp. 7-10. Details
  • Wilkinson, Charles Smith., 'On the Theory of the Formation of Gold Nuggets in Drift', Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 8, Wilson & Mackinnon, Melbourne, 1867, pp. 11-15. Details

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See also

  • Science and the making of Victoria, with Royal Society of Victoria, 2001, Details
  • Hall, Norman, Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details

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