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Biographical entry Biggs, Alfred Barrett (1825 - 1900)

Born
10 April 1825
London, England
Died
19 December 1900
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation
Teacher and Astronomer

Summary

Alfred Barrett Biggs was a schoolteacher in Tasmania 1845-52, in Melbourne 1852-63 and again in Tasmania 1863-80. He was then a bank officer in Launceston 1880-1900.

Details

Born London, 10 April 1825. Died Launceston, 19 December 1900. School teacher, Tasmania 1845-52; school teacher, Melbourne 1852-63; school teacher, Tasmania 1863-80; bank officer, Launceston 1880-1900.

Archival resources

Archives Office of Tasmania

  • Alfred Barrett Biggs - Records, 1845 - 1900, NS 984; Archives Office of Tasmania. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Giordano, Margaret, Watcher of the skies: the story of Alfred Barrett Biggs, pioneer in astronomy, seismology and telecommunications, Regal Publications, Launceston, Tas., 1995, 124 pp. Details
  • Orchiston, Wayne, Alfred Barrett Biggs and Amateur Astronomy in Tasmania, NACAA, Perth, 1983, 97-110 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • George, Martin, 'Biggs, Alfred Barrett (1825-1900), Teacher, Bank Officer, Astronomer and Inventor', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. Supplement, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2005, p. 31. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/AS10039b.htm. Details
  • Orchiston, Wayne, 'The Astronomical Activities of Alfred Barrett Biggs of Launceston'.', in J. L. Perdix (ed.), Earth Tremors: proceedings of a seminar commemorating the centenary of instrumental seismology in Australia, Royal Society of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, 1983, pp. 11-27. Details

Journal Articles

  • Orchiston, Wayne, 'The contribution of Alfred Barrett Biggs to Australian and Tasmanian astronomy', Records of the Queen Victoria Museum, vol. 89, 1985, pp. 1-28. Details
  • Orchiston, Wayne, 'The Contribution of Alfred Barrett Biggs to Australian and Tasmanian Astronomy', Records of the Queen Victoria Museum (Tasmania), vol. 89, 1985, pp. 1-28. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.