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Biographical entry Maconochie, Alexander (1787 - 1860)

Born
11 February 1787
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died
25 October 1860
Morden, Surrey, England
Occupation
Geographer and Penal reformer

Summary

Alexander Maconochie was the first Professor of Geography, University of London from 1833. He had published on affairs in the Pacific and from 1836 worked for J. Franklin in Hobart Town. Later he was Superintendent of the penal settlement at Norfolk Island 1840-44.

Archival resources

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

  • Allan Cunningham - Records, 1827 - 1832, D79; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Barry, J. V., Alexander Maconochie of Norfolk Island, Melbourne, 1958. Details

Book Sections

  • Barry, John V., 'Maconochie, Alexander (1787-1860), naval officer, geographer, and penal reformer', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 2, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967, pp. 184-186. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A020160b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • McCulloch, S. C., 'Sir George Gipps and Captain Alexander Maconochie', Historical Studies, vol. 28, May, 1957. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.