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Biographical entry Miller, David (1857 - 1934)

Born
27 March 1857
Glebe, New South Wales, Australia
Died
27 November 1934
Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Public servant and Soldier

Summary

David Miller was a clerk to the Surveyor-General of New South Wales and was sent by H. Russell, Director of the Sydney Observatory, to Lord Howe Island as a member of one of the teams to observe the transit of Venus in 1882. After his Scientific career David Miller went on to become an important public servant and military major serving in the Second Boer War. He was the first Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs and played a pivotal role in the design and establishment of Canberra as the Federal Capital of Australia.

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

  • David Miller - Records, 1882, ML MSS 3391; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.