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Biographical entry Hall, Edward Swarbreck (1805 - 1881)

30 July 1881
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


Edward Hall held various government appointments as district surgeon in Tasmania from 1832. He was also a public health reformer and a member of the Royal Society of Tasmania.

Archival resources

Archives Office of Tasmania

  • Edward Swarbreck Hall - Records, 1825 - 1937, NS 308; Archives Office of Tasmania. Details

Royal Society of Tasmania

  • Edward Swarbreck Hall - Records, 1856, Ms 50; Royal Society of Tasmania. Details

Published resources


  • Denholm, Caey and Petrow, Stefan, Dr Edward Swarbreck Hall: colonial medical scientist and moral activist, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2016, 231 pp. Details

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Journal Articles

  • Curson, Peter, 'Edward Swarbreck Hall (1804-1881): Pioneer Australian Demographer: an Assessment and Selected Bibliography', Journal of the Australian Population Association, vol. 2, no. 2, 1985, pp. 104-113. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.