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Biographical entry Le Souef, Albert Alexander Cochrane (1828 - 1902)

Born
17 April 1828
Sandgate, Kent, England
Died
7 May 1902
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Zoologist

Summary

Albert Alexander Le Souef was Secretary of the Zoological Gardens, Melbourne 1870-82 and Director 1882-1902. He arrived at Port Phillip in 1840 and worked on stations at Reedy Creek and Swan Hill until he purchased Nangatta cattle station near Twofold Bay, New South Wales in 1851.

Details

Born Sandgate, Kent, England, 17 April 1828. Died Melbourne, 7 May 1902. Educated Moravian Mission School, Neuwied, Germany and privately. Arrived Australia 1840. Overseer, Reed Lake, Quambatook and Swan Hill stations from 1845; ran sheep and cattle in the north-east of Victoria and on Seven Creeks and Euroa stations and overlanded stock to the Riverina and Melbourne; secretary, zoological gardens (Zoological and Acclimatisation Society), Royal Park, Melbourne 1870-81, director 1882-1902. Usher of the Black Rod, Legislative Council of Victoria 1863-93; Member, ANZAAS from 1888; corresponding member, Zoological Society, London.

Archival resources

Private hands (Le Souef, J.C.)

  • Albert Alexander Cochrane Le Souef - Records, 1828 - 1902; Private hands (Le Souef, J.C.). Details

South Australian Museum Archives

  • Albert Alexander Cochrane Le Souef - Records, 1840 - 1853, A.D. 2; South Australian Museum Archives. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Albert Alexander Cochrane Le Souef - Records, 1870 - 1902, MS 8719/69 and others; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details
  • Le Souëf Family Archives - Records, MS 13490; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • McEvey, Allan, 'Le Souef, Albert Alexander Cochrane (1828-1902), pioneer and director of the Zoological Gardens, Melbourne', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 5, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1974, pp. 80-81. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050095b.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.