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Biographical entry Chauncy, Philip Lamothe Snell (1816 - 1880)

Surveyor and Anthropologist


Philip Chauncy was Assistant Surveyor in Western Australia from 1841 to 1853. He then moved to Victoria where he worked as a Surveyor at McIvor, Echuca, Dunolly 1860, Castlemaine 1867 and Ballarat. He was a major contributor to R. Brough Smyth's "Aborigines of Victoria" (1878).

Archival resources

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Philip Lamothe Snell Chauncy - Records, 1839 - 1878, MS 9287; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Morey, S., 'The Place Names and Words Collected by Philip Chauncy: a Linguistic Examination', Victorian Historical Journal, vol. 76, 2005, pp. 180-98. Details

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.