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Biographical entry Mitchell, John (1848 - 1928)

9 March 1848
Baillieston, Lanark, Scotland
14 January 1928
Waverley, New South Wales, Australia


John Mitchell worked as a schoolteacher in New South Wales but also pursued an interest in palaeontology collecting fossils, insects and plants and publishing numerous articles. In 1898 he became science master at Newcastle Technical College.

Archival resources

New South Wales Department of Education Archives

  • John Mitchell - Records; New South Wales Department of Education Archives. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Walsh, G. P., 'Mitchell, John (1848-1928), School Teacher and Palaeontologist', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 532-533. Also available at Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.