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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 Oxley was Surveyor-General of New South Wales and explored various parts of the colony collecting scientific, particularly geological, information. He also did exploratory surveys in Tasmania.

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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 (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1960). Details
  • Johnson, Richard, The Search for the Inland Sea: John Oxley, Explorer, 1783-1828 (Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 2001), 305 pp. Details
  • Orchard, A. E. and Orchard, T. A., The Australian botanical journals of Allan Cunningham: the Oxley and early King expeditions October 1816 - February 1819 (Weston Creek, A.C.T.: A. E. Orchard, 2018), 309 pp. Details
  • Whitehead, John, Tracking and Mapping the Explorers, vol. 1: the Lachlan River exploration, 1817, Oxley - Evans - Cunningham (Coonabarabran (N.S.W.): John Whitehead, 2003), 363 pp. Details
  • Whitehead, John, Tracking and Mapping the Explorers, vol. 2: the Macquarie River, Warrumbungle Mts, Pilliga Scrub, Liverpool Plains, Apsley Falls, Hastings River, Port Macquarie 1818, Oxley and Evans (Coonabarabran (N.S.W.): John Whitehead, 2004), 350 pp. Details

Book Sections

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, lv (1921), xxxiii-xlii. Details
  • Rowland, E., 'Life and Work of Lieutenant John Oxley', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 28 (1942). Details

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Reviews

See also

McCarthy, G.J.