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Biographical entry Rennie, Edward Henry (1852 - 1927)

Born
19 August 1852
Balmain, New South Wales, Australia
Died
8 January 1927
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Edward Rennie was the Angas Professor of Chemistry, University of Adelaide from 1885. Early in his career he was also South Australian government analyst and inspector of explosives.

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Events

- 1870
Education - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), The University of Sydney, Australia
- 1876
Education - Master of Arts (M.A.), The University of Sydney, Australia
- 1879
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc), The University of London, England
- 1882
Education - Doctor of Science (D.Sc.), The University of London, England
1885 -
Career position - Angas Chair of Chemistry, The University of Adelaide, Australia
1886 - 1889
Head - President, Royal Society of South Australia
1887 -
Career position - Dean of Science, The University of Adelaide, Australia
1888
Career position - Founding Vice-President, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science
1889 -
Career event - Founder, South Australian School of Mines and Industry
1889 - 1898
Career position - Council Member, The University of Adelaide, Australia
1900 - 1903
Head - President, Royal Society of South Australia
1916 - 1917
Head - President, Society of Chemical Industry of South Australia
1916 - 1925
Chair - Chairman, State Committee, Commonwealth Advisory Council of Science and Industry
1924
Head - Council President, School of Mines and Industries, Australia
1925 - 1926
Career position - Council Member, Australian National Committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
1926 -
Career event - Founder of the Commonwealth Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
1926
Head - President and Founding member, Australian Chemical Institute
1926
Head - President, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science

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Archival resources

Private hands (Rennie, H.M.)

  • Edward Henry Rennie - Records, 1852 - 1927; Private hands (Rennie, H.M.). Details

The University of Adelaide Archives

  • Edward Henry Rennie - Records, 1887 - 1899, Series 61; The University of Adelaide Archives. Details
  • Edward Henry Rennie - Records, 1908, Series 794; The University of Adelaide Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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Journal Articles

  • Dobbin, Leonard and Rennie, Edward H., 'Action of the Halogens on the Salts of Organic Bases. Part II. Tetramethylammonium Salts', Journal of the Chemical Society, London, vol. 49, Chemical Society, London, 1886, pp. 846-857. Details
  • Rennie, E.H., 'On the Acids of the Native Currant', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 14, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1880, pp. 119-121. Details
  • Rennie, E.H., 'On the Discolouration of Some White Bricks Made from Certain Clays in the Neighbourhood of Sydney', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 17, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1883, pp. 133-134. Details
  • Rennie, E.H., 'Chemistry and Mineralogy', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 62, 1890, pp. 45-47, 53-55. Details
  • Rennie, E.H. and Goyder, G. , Jr., 'The resins of Ficus rubiginosa and F. macrophylla.', Proceedings of the Chemical Society, vol. 115, Gurney & Jackson., London, 1892, p. 146. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H., 'Glycyphyllin, the Sweet Principle of Smilax glycyphylla', Journal of the Chemical Society, London, vol. 49, Chemical Society, London, 1886, pp. 857-865. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H., 'Parabenzylphenol and its Derivatives and a New Benzylphenol', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 53, 1886, p. 178. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H., 'Parabenzylphenol and its Derivatives (Part III), and on an Isomeric Benzylphenol', Journal of the Chemical Society, London, vol. 49, Chemical Society, London, 1886, pp. 406-411. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H., 'Notes on the Sweet Principle of Smilax Glycyphylla', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 20, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1886, pp. 211-212. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H., 'On Phlorizin', Journal of the Chemical Society, London, vol. 51, Chemical Society, London, 1887, pp. 634-637. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H., 'Poisoning by Tinned Foods', Transactions and Proceedings and Report of the Philosophical Society of Adelaide, South Australia, vol. 9, Philosophical Society of Adelaide, Adelaide, 1887, pp. 10-11. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H., 'The Colouring Matter of Drosera whittakeri', Journal of the Chemical Society, London, vol. 51, Chemical Society, London, 1887, pp. 371-377. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H., 'Notes on the Colouring Matter of Drosera whittakeri', Transactions and Proceedings and Report of the Philosophical Society of Adelaide, South Australia, vol. 10, Philosophical Society of Adelaide, Adelaide, 1888, pp. 72-73. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H., 'On some So-Called South Australian Rubies', Transactions and Proceedings and Report of the Philosophical Society of Adelaide, South Australia, vol. 11, Philosophical Society of Adelaide, Adelaide, 1889, pp. 17-18. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H., 'Presidential Address, Philosophical Society of South Australia', Transactions and Proceedings and Report of the Philosophical Society of Adelaide, South Australia, vol. 11, Philosophical Society of Adelaide, Adelaide, 1889, pp. 225-234. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H., 'On the Colouring Matter of Drosera whittakeri', Report of the Second Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 2, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1890, pp. 398-399. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H., 'Presidential Address in Section B : Chemistry and Mineralogy', Report of the Second Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 2, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1890, pp. 55-66. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H., 'Fluorescence of Bursaria spinosa', Transactions and Proceedings and Report of the Philosophical Society of Adelaide, South Australia, vol. 13, Philosophical Society of Adelaide, Adelaide, 1890, p. 237. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H., 'On the Ocurrence of Aesculin in Bursaria spinosa', Report of the Second Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 2, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1890, p. 399. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H., 'Preliminary Note on the Coloring Matter of Lomatia ilicifolia', Report of the Fifth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 5, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1893, p. 326. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H., 'The Colouring Matters of Drosera Whittakeri', Journal of the Chemical Society, London, vol. 63, Chemical Society, London, 1893, pp. 1083-1089. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H., 'A Colouring Matter from Lomatia ilicifolia and Lomatia longifolia', Journal of the Chemical Society, London, vol. 67, Chemical Society, London, 1895, pp. 784-793. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H. and Goyder, Jun., G., 'Note on the Alkaloids of Strychnos psilosperma', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, NEW SERIES, vol. 4, Stillwell and Co., Melbourne, 1891, pp. 29-30. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H. and Goyder, Jun., G., 'The Resins of Ficus rubiginosa and Ficus macrophylla (Preliminary Note)', Journal of the Chemical Society, London, vol. 61, Chemical Society, London, 1892, pp. 916-921. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H. and Turner, E.F., 'Note on a Volcanic Ash from Tanna', Transactions and Proceedings and Report of the Philosophical Society of Adelaide, South Australia, vol. 14, Philosophical Society of Adelaide, Adelaide, 1891, p. 256. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H. and Turner, E.F., 'Note on the Determination of Nitrates in the Adelaide Water', Report of the Fifth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 5, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1893, pp. 325-326. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H. and Turner, E.F., 'On the Poisonous Constituents of Stephania hernandifolia', Transactions and Proceedings and Report of the Philosophical Society of Adelaide, South Australia, vol. 17, Philosophical Society of Adelaide, Adelaide, 1893, pp. 186-188. Details
  • Rennie, Edward H. and Turner, E.F., 'Some Notes on the Poisonous Constituents of Stephania hernandiaefolia', Report of the Sixth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 6, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1895, pp. 277-278. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.