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Biographical entry Townson, Robert (1762? - 1827)

Born
1762?
Died
27 June 1827
Minto, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Naturalist

Summary

Robert Townson arrived in Sydney in 1807 after travelling widely as a gentleman scholar in Europe. He was hailed as the most eminent scholar in the young colony. Unfortunately, he had difficulties with the administration and did little science after his arrival.

Archival resources

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

  • Robert Townson - Records, 1807 - 1827; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

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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, vol. lv, 1921, pp. xxxiii-xlii. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.