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Biographical entry Strzelecki, Paul Edmund de (1797 - 1873)

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Born
20 July 1797
Gluszyna, Poland
Died
October 1873
Occupation
Explorer and Mineralogist

Summary

(Sir) Paul Edmund de Strzelecki was the author of "Physical Description of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land" (1845), prepared during his visit to the colonies in 1839-43.

Archival resources

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

  • Paul Edmund de Strzelecki - Records, 1840; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Paul Edmund de Strzelecki - Records, 1837 - 1851, A3355, 4059; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • John Franklin - Records, 1837 - 1859, MS 114; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Heney, H. M. E., In a Dark Glass: the Story of P. E. de Strzelecki, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1961. Details
  • Paszkowski, Lech, Sir Paul Edmund de Strzelecki: reflections on his life, Arcadia, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 1997, 370 pp. Details
  • Rawson, R., The Count: a Life of Sir Paul Edmund Strzelecki, KCMG Explorer and Scientist, Heinemann, London, 1953. Details
  • Strzeleski, P.E. (Count), Physical Description of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London, 1845, 389-462 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Andrews, Alan E.J., 'Sir Paul Edmund de Strzelecki, 1797-1873', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details
  • Heney, Helen, 'Strzelecki, Sir Paul Edmund De (1797-1873), explorer and scientist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 2, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967, pp. 494-495. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A020457b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Branagan, D. F., 'Strzelecki's Geological Map of Southeastern Australia: an Eclectic Synthesis', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 6, no. 3, 1986, pp. 375-392. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9860630375.htm. Details
  • Harvard, W.L., 'Sir Paul Edmund de Strzelecki.', Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. xxvi, 1941, pp. 20-97. Details
  • Russell, H.C., 'Astronomical and Meteorological Workers in New South Wales, 1778-1860', Australasian Association for Advancement of Science, vol. 1, 1888, pp. 45-94. Details
  • Streleski, Count (sic) = Strzelecki, 'Notes of an Excursion in the North-Western Part of Tasmania', The Tasmanian Journal of Natural Science, Agriculture, statistics, &c., vol. 1, 1842, pp. 76-8. Details
  • Streleski, Count (Strzelecki), 'On certain varieties of Australian coal', Tasmanian Journal of Natural Science, Agriculture, Statistics, &c., vol. 1, 1842, pp. 190-203. Details
  • Streleski, Count (Strzelecki), 'Analysis of Soils from Mona Vale, near Ross, Van Diemen's Land, (a Table fold-out), submitted in 1842', Tasmanian Journal of Natural Science, vol. 2, 1846, p. 308, facing. Details
  • Turner, Susan, 'Australia's first fossil fish is still missing!', The Geological Curator, vol. 9, 2011, pp. 285-90. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.