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Biographical entry Steel, Thomas (1858 - 1925)

Born
8 September 1858
Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
Died
17 August 1925
Killara, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Chemist and Naturalist

Summary

Thomas Steel worked as laboratory chemist for the Colonial Sugar Refining Co. from 1882. From 1892 he was a chemist at the company's head office in Sydney until he retired in 1918. A keen naturalist from boyhood, he edited the "Australian Naturalist" 1911-25.

Archival resources

Australian Museum

  • Thomas Steel - Records, 1889 - 1926, Series 9; Australian Museum. Details

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

  • Baldwin Spencer - Records, 1880 - 1929, ML MSS 29; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

The Noel Butlin Archives Centre, ANU Archives Program

  • Thomas Steel - Records, 1882 - 1918; The Noel Butlin Archives Centre, ANU Archives Program. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Holland, H. G.; Simons, J. R., 'Steel, Thomas (1858-1925), Industrial Chemist and Naturalist', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, p. 59. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120073b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Steel, Thomas, 'On "Red Rain" Dust', Report of the Seventh Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 7, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1898, pp. 334-335. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.