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Biographical entry Thomson, James Park (1854 - 1941)

Born
20 June 1854
Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland
Died
10 May 1941
Kilcoy, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Geographer and Astronomer

Summary

James Park Thomson was the founder, in 1885, of Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Queensland Branch, was president 1894-97 and edited its "Journal". He had a private observatory and was responsible for the adoption of the zonal system for reckoning time.

Archival resources

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

  • James Park Thomson - Records, 1884 - 1931, OM65-21; John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Griggs, Peter D., 'The Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Queensland) Inc.: the Thomson Years, 1885-1941', Royal Historical Society of Queensland, vol. 13, no. 1, 1987, pp. 1-19. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.