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Biographical entry Elsey, Joseph Ravenscroft (1834 - 1857)

Born
14 March 1834
London, England
Died
31 December 1857
St Kitts
Occupation
Surgeon and Naturalist

Summary

Joseph Ravenscroft Elsey was employed as surgeon and naturalist to the North Australian Exploring Expedition 1855-56.

Archival resources

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

  • Joseph Ravenscroft Elsey - Records, 1856, ZC 11-1; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Joseph Ravenscroft Elsey - Records, 1857, MS 1217; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Joseph Ravenscroft Elsey - Records, 1855 - 1857, MS 25; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Chisholm, A. H., 'Elsey, Joseph Ravenscroft (1834-1857), surgeon, explorer and naturalist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 4, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1972, p. 139. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A040141b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Chisholm, A. H., 'J. R. Elsey, Surgeon, Naturalist, Explorer', Queensland Naturalist, vol. 17, no. 3/4, 1964, pp. 60-70. Details
  • Chisholm, A. H., 'J. R. Elsey, Explorer of the Never-Never', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 52, 1966. Details
  • Macdonald, J. D. and Colston, P. R., 'J. R. Elsey and His Bird Observations on Gregory's Overland Expedition', Emu, vol. 65, no. 4, 1966, pp. 255-278. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.