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Biographical entry Law, Robert (1870 - 1930)

Born
20 April 1870
Scotland
Died
27 July 1930
Occupation
Chemist and Metallurgist

Summary

Robert Law worked for the Melbourne Mint as Assayer (1890-1918), Chief Assayer, Chemist and Refiner. He was a President of the Society of Chemical Industry of Victoria (1925-1929). Prior to arriving in Australia, Law attended the College of Science and Arts in Glasgow and worked there as assistant to Professor A.H. Sexton. Later he studied in Freiburg and gained first position in an examination in London for Assayer to the Melbourne Mint.

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Law, R., 'Metallography (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. XIII, 1913, pp. 82-109, 123-132. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24545. Details
  • Williams, Nicola H., 'Robert Law and his Auxiliary Assay Balance', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 18, no. 2, 2007, pp. 229-242. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Bolton, H. C.; Williams, N. H., 'Weighing and Assay in the Early Days of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 14, no. 1, 2002, pp. 47-66. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR02003.htm. Details

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