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Biographical entry Darragh, Thomas

Occupation
Geologist and Museum curator

Summary

Thomas Darragh works at the Museum of Victoria and has written extensively in the field of the history of geology in Australia.

Archival resources

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Thomas Darragh - Records, 1850 - 1900, MS 10000; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Darragh, T. A.; Branagan, D. F., 'History', in William D. Birch (ed.), Geology of Victoria, Geological Society of Australia (Victoria Division), Sydney, 2003, pp. 671-685. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Hall, Thomas Sergant (1858--1915), Scientist', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 9, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983, pp. 166-167. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090159b.htm. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Mahony, Daniel James (1878-1944), Scientist', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 380-381. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100373b.htm. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Pritchard, George Baxter (1869-1956), Geologist', in Geoffrey Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 300-301. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110308b.htm. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Skeats, Earnest Willington (1875-1953), Geologist', in Geoffrey Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 621-622. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110635b.htm. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Keble, Alexander Robert (1884-1963), Geologist and Palaeontologist', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 14, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1996, pp. 605-606. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A140691b.htm. Details

Conference Papers

  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Ludwig Becker as a Geologist', in D. F. Branagan and G. H. McNally (eds), Useful and Curious Geological Enquiries Beyond the World: Pacific-Asia Historical Themes: The 19th International INHIGEO Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 4-8 July, 1994, International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences, Sydney, 1994, pp. 192-199. Details
  • Darragh, Tom, 'Robert Brough Smyth: a Mystery Solved', in Pierson, R. R. (ed.), The History of Geology in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century; the Story in Australia, and in Victoria, from Selwyn and McCoy to Gregory - 1853 to 1903, Earth Sciences History Group, GSA Inc., Melbourne, 2007, pp. 26-9. Details

Journal Articles

  • Beu, Alan G., Nolden, Sascha and Darragh, Thomas A., 'A Revision of New Zealand Cenozoic Fossil Mollusca Described by Zittel (1865) Based on Hochstetter's Collections from the Novara Expedition', Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists, vol. 43, 2012, pp. 1-71. Details
  • Darragh, T. A., 'The first geological maps of the continent of Australia', Journal of the Geological Society of Australia, vol. 24, no. 5, 1977, pp. 279-305. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas, 'Ferdinand Hochstetter's Notes from a Visit to Australia and a Tour of the Victorian Goldfields in 1859', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 13, no. 2, 2001, pp. 383-437. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR0011340383.htm. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'The Geological Survey of Victoria Under Alfred Selwyn, 1852-1868', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 7, no. 1, 1987, pp. 1-25. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9870710001.htm. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Charles Sturtevant Wood, Analyst, his Work and his Correspondence with James Hector', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 7, no. 3, 1988, pp. 231-271. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9880730231.htm. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Frederick Proeschel, Colonial Map Maker', Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin, vol. 15, no. 3/4, 1991, pp. 105-176. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Mueller and Personal Names in Zoology and Palaeontology', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 195-197. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Ludwig Becker, a Scientific Dilettante: His Correspondence with J.J. Kaup and Others'', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 11, no. 4, 1997, pp. 501-522. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9971140501.htm. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Robert Brough Smyth: His Early Years as Revealed by his Correspondence with Adam Sedgwick', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 13, no. 1, 2000, pp. 19-42. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR0001310019.htm. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Bishop Goold and Ferdinand von Mueller: a 30 Year Acquaintance', Footprints: Journal of the Melbourne Diocesan Historical Commission, vol. June, 2003, pp. 3-9. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'William Blandowski: a Frustrated Life', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 121, 2009, pp. 11-60. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Hermann Deutsch, Pioneer Ballarat Engraver and Lithographer', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 20, 2010, pp. 131-46. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'The death of William Blandowski', Transactions of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 124, 2012, pp. 234-5. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Leichhardt as a Geologist', Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Culture, vol. 7, no. 2, 2013, pp. 575-97. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A. and Fensham, R. J., 'The Leichhardt Diaries: Early Travels in Australia During 1842-1844', Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Culture, vol. 7, no. 1, 2013, pp. 1-540. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A. and Lucas, A. M., 'Two states of fascicle 1 of Mueller's Fragmenta phytographiae australiae', Archives of Natural History, vol. 39, no. 2, 2015, pp. 301-7. Details
  • Darragh, Tom, 'Ferdinand Mueller and Charles La Trobe: 'So many signs of benevolence and favour'', La Trobeana, vol. 11, no. 3, 2012, pp. 25-9. Details
  • Wilhelmi, Carl, 'My Journeys in South Australia: Lecture by Carl Wilhelmi, 14 September 1857 (translated and introduced by Thomas A. Darragh)', Journal of Friends of Lutheran Archives, vol. 13 (Octobe, 2003, pp. 5-24. Details

Reviews

  • Darragh, Thomas A., review of Leake, B. E., The Life and Work of Professor J. W. Gregory FRS (1864-1932): Geologist, Writer and Explorer (2011), Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 23, 2012, pp. 232-3. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., review of Braund, James, ed., Ferdinand Hochstetter and the Contribution of German-speaking Scientists to New Zealand Natural History in the Nineteenth Century (2012), Historical records of Australian science, vol. 24, 2013, pp. 346-8. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.