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Biographical entry Skertchly, Sydney Barber Josiah (1850 - 1926)

Born
14 December 1850
Ansty, Leicestershire, England
Died
2 February 1926
Molendinar, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Botanist and Geologist

Summary

Sydney Barber J. Skertchly arrived in Brisbane from Hong Kong in 1891 and was Assistant Government Geologist for the Geological Survey of Queensland 1895-97. He lectured widely and wrote on natural history and science for the "Brisbane Courier".

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Private hands (Cooper, E.S.)

  • Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly - Records, 1850 - 1926; Private hands (Cooper, E.S.). Details

Private hands (Wright, C.)

  • Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly - Records, 1908 - 1958; Private hands (Wright, C.). Details

Queensland Department of Education

  • Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly - Records, 1891 - 1926; Queensland Department of Education. Details

Queensland Herbarium

  • Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly - Records, 1924; Queensland Herbarium. Details

Queensland State Archives

  • Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly - Records, 1909, EDU/45; Queensland State Archives. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Vincent, Stephen J., 'Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly (1850 - 1926): scientist, educator and advocate for Queensland optometry', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 100, 2017, pp. 402-6. Details
  • Westaway, Michael C., 'Sydney B. J. Skertchly and the early Pleistocene archaeology at the Queensland Museum', Bulletin of the History of Archaeology, vol. 22, no. 1, 2012, pp. 14-8. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.