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Biographical entry Denison, William Thomas (1804 - 1871)

Born
3 May 1804
Died
19 January 1871
Occupation
Engineer and Soldier

Summary

(Sir) William Thomas Denison was Governor of Tasmania 1847-54, Governor of New South Wales 1855-61, and an important patron of science.

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Archival resources

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

  • Edward Pearson Ramsay - Records, 1860 - 1912, ML MSS 563; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • William Thomas Denison - Records, 1856 - 1867, FM 3/795; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

University of Tasmania Library

  • William Thomas Denison - Records, 1846 - 1864; University of Tasmania Library. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Denison, Sir William Thomas, 'Account of the Analysis, by Dr. Motherwell, of certain Woods of Tasmania, with a view to determine the amount of Potash contained', Papers and Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land, vol. 1, Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land, Hobart, 1851, pp. 87-93. Details
  • Denison, Sir William Thomas, 'On the manufacture of potash from Tasmanian woods', Report of the Royal Society, Van Diemen's Land for the year 1850, vol. 1, 1851, pp. 93-98. Details
  • Iredale, T. and Whitley, G.P., 'Sir William Dennison as a Conchologist', Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 1964, pp. 27-30. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.