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Biographical entry Hobson, Edmund Charles (1814 - 1848)

10 August 1814
Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
4 March 1848
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Physician and Naturalist


Edmund Hobson, who was born in Parramatta and educated in England, helped to establish the Tasmanian Society which later merged into the Royal Society of Tasmania. Due to ill-health he moved his medical practice from Hobart to Melbourne in 1840.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Edmund Charles Hobson - Records, 1825 - 1937; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

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Journal Articles

  • 'Memoir of Dr Hobson', Illustrated Australian Magazine, vol. 1, 1850. Details
  • Parris, H. S., 'From Melbourne to the Murray in 1839. Extracts From the Diary of a Pioneer Naturalist, Dr Edmund Charles Hobson', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 66, 1950, pp. 203-219. Details
  • Whitley, Gilbert P., 'Some Early Naturalists and Collectors in Australia', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. xix, 1933, pp. 291-304. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.