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Biographical entry Brown, George (1835 - 1917)

Born
7 December 1835
Durham, England
Died
7 April 1917
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Anthropologist and Natural history collector

Summary

George Brown, a Methodist missionary, did much zoological collecting in the South Pacific, in particular Fiji, New Britain and Tonga 1860 to c1900.

Details

Born Durham, England, 7 December 1835. Died Sydney, 7 April 1917. Migrated to New Zealand 1855. Local preacher, missionary to Samoa 1860-74; extensive travel in Australia and New Zealand 1874-75, canvassing support for a mission in New Britain; missionary, New Britain 1877-81; linguistic work for the mission, Sydney from 1881; superintendent, Bourke Street circuit 1884-85; general secretary of missions 1887-1908. Undertook zoological collecting in the South Pacific 1860 to ca 1900. Regular contributor to the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science.

Archival resources

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

  • George Brown - Records, 1889 - 1891, A4096-7; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • George Brown - Records, 1832 - 1974, ML MSS 2663; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • George Brown - Records, 1883, A1686/23; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • George Brown - Records, 1860 - ?, ML MSS 1119; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • George Brown - Records, 1879 - 1917, ML MSS 952; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • George Brown - Records, 1879, ML DOC 3261; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • George Brown - Records, 1885 - 1912, ML DOC 3270; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • George Brown - Records, 1869 - 1916, ML MSS 263; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Brown, G., 'Lorimer Fison', Asian Methodist Missionary Review, February, 1908. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.