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Biographical entry Oxley, John Joseph William Molesworth (1784 - 1828)

Born
1784
Kirkham Abbey, Yorkshire, England
Died
26 May 1828
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Surveyor and Explorer

Summary

John Joseph W. M. Oxley was Surveyor-General of New South Wales and explored various parts of the colony collecting scientific, particularly geological, information.

Archival resources

John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland

  • John Joseph William Molesworth Oxley - Records, 1818, OM79-17/36; John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland. Details
  • John Joseph William Molesworth Oxley - Records, c. 1925, OM81-3; John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland. Details

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

  • John Joseph William Molesworth Oxley - Records, 1815 - 1888, ML MSS 589; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • John Joseph William Molesworth Oxley - Records, 1799 - 1866, A5322; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Dunlop, E. W., John Oxley, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1960. Details
  • Johnson, Richard, The Search for the Inland Sea: John Oxley, Explorer, 1783-1828, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2001, 305 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Dunlop, E. W., 'Oxley, John Joseph William Molesworth (1785?-1828), surveyor-general and explorer', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 2, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967, pp. 305-307. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A020273b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Cambage, R.H., 'Biographical Sketches of Some of the Members of the Philosophical Society of Australasia', Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. lv, 1921, pp. xxxiii-xlii. Details
  • Rowland, E., 'Life and Work of Lieutenant John Oxley', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 28, 1942. Details

Reviews

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.