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Biographical entry Stirling, James (1852 - 1909)

Born
1852
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Died
1909
Occupation
Geologist and Botanist

Summary

James Stirling joined the Victorian Department of Crown Lands and Survey in 1873. He worked in various government positions including Lands Officer at Omeo, where he surveyed Victoria's alps and sent botanical specimens from the alps to Ferdinand von Mueller. Stirling was later appointed Government Geologist.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • James Stirling - Records, 1882 - 1902, MS 11027; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details
  • James Stirling - Records, 1890 - 1909, MS 8644; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Cameron, J. M. R., 'Prelude to Colonization: James Stirling's examination of Swan River, March 1827', Australian Geographer, vol. 12, no. 4, 1973, pp. 309-327. Details

Newspaper Articles

  • Clark, Mary Ryllis, 'Heights of Wonder', The Age, 29 June 2002. Details

Online Resources

Ailie Smith