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Biographical entry Verdon, George Frederic (1834 - 1896)

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Born
21 January 1834
Bury, Lancashire, England
Died
13 September 1896
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Science patron and Politician

Summary

(Sir) George Frederic Verdon, who was interested in astronomy, was appointed honorary assistant in the Melbourne Observatory in 1858. Through his political positions he was able to increase funds for the Observatory, F. Mueller, and the National Museum of Victoria.

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Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

  • George Frederic Verdon - Records, 1851 - 1896; Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited. Details

Royal Historical Society of Victoria Inc

  • George Frederic Verdon - Records, 1851 - 1896; Royal Historical Society of Victoria Inc. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • George Frederic Verdon - Records, 1851 - 1896, MS 8156; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.