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Biographical entry Gibbons, William Sydney (1825 - 1917)

Born
1825
London, England
Died
23 July 1917
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Food scientist

Summary

William Sydney Gibbons founded the Victorian Institute for Advancement of Science (later Royal Society of Victoria) in 1854 and was later made a life member. He arrived in Port Phillip 1845 and was appointed tutor to family of Robert Duff and later joined the Herald newspaper. Gibbons then worked as an analytical chemist; published widely in the scientific literature and edited the Journal of Australasia from 1856. Gibbons also helped found the Melbourne Punch magazine and was a Fellow Chemical Society and the Royal Microscopical Society.

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Gibbons, W. Sydney, 'Substitute for Photographic Yellow Glass', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 10, 1864, p. 252. Details
  • Gibbons, W. Sydney, 'Report on the Sewage of the City of Melbourne', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 18, 1868, pp. 260-261. Details
  • Gibbons, W. Sydney, 'Mr. Sydney Gibbons' report (part of a report on snake poisoning)', The Australian Medical Journal, vol. 21, T.M. Buzzard, Melbourne, 1876, pp. 130-132. Details
  • Gibbons, W.S., 'Chemistry of Poisons', Quarterly Journal and Transactions of the Pharmaceutical Society of Victoria, vol. 1, 1859-1860, pp. 125-134. Details
  • Gibbons, William Sydney, 'Microscopic Investigation, and some Minor Details of Manipulation', Transactions and Proceedings of the Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science, vol. 1, Published for the Society by G. Robinson, Melbourne, 1854-1855, pp. 104-. Details
  • Gibbons, William Sydney, 'On Disinfectants and Deodorisers', The Australian Medical Journal, vol. 6, T.M. Buzzard, Melbourne, 1861, pp. 107-110. Details
  • Gibbons, William Sydney, 'On the Adulterations of Food, &c., in Melbourne', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 3, 1861, pp. 241-242. Details
  • Gibbons, William Sydney, 'On the Adulteration of Food, etc., in Melbourne', The Australian Medical Journal, vol. 6, T.M. Buzzard, Melbourne, 1861, pp. 10-20. Details
  • Gibbons, William Sydney, 'Report on the Sewage of the City of Melbourne', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 19, 1869, p. 178. Details
  • Gibbons, William Sydney, 'Note on the Cranbourne Meteorite', Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 10, Wilson & Mackinnon, Melbourne, 1874, pp. 130-131. Details
  • Gibbons, William Sydney, 'On a Remarkable Case of Milk Adulteration', The Australian Medical Journal, vol. 21, T.M. Buzzard, Melbourne, 1876, pp. 22-24. Details
  • Gibbons, William Sydney, 'On a Remarkable Case of Milk Adulteration', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 33, 1876, pp. 134-135. Details
  • Gibbons, William Sydney, 'The Melbourne Water Supply: the Causes of its Deterioration and the Remedy', reprinted from the Herald ...check this, 1881, p. 16 pp.. Details

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