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Biographical entry Dixon, William Adam (1841 - 1917)

Born
1841
Glasgow, Scotland
Died
6 November 1917
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

William Adam Dixon arrived in New South Wales in around 1868 after training as an analytical chemist in Scotland. In 1876 he was an instructor of Chemistry at the Sydney School of the Arts. Dixon was also an examiner in chemistry at the University of Sydney and an active member of the Royal Society of New South Wales. He also published widely on many varied fields, especially on precious metal extractions, in the Society's and in other journals.

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Events

1879 - 1882
Career position - Councillor of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1883 - 1884
Career position - President of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1888 - 1889
Career position - Councillor of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1890 - 1891
Career position - President of the Royal Society of New South Wales

Published resources

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Book Sections

  • Ross, Joseph Grafton and Dixon, William Adam, 'Improvements in the Manufacture of Alcohol (Patent: 7 June, 1875)', in Index to New South Wales Letters of Registration of Inventions, 1854 to July 1887, Government Printer, Sydney, 1891, p. 62. Details

Journal Articles

  • Dixon, W.A., 'The Guano and other Phosphatic Deposits Occurring on Maldon Island', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 11, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1877, pp. 176-181. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'On a New Method of Extracting Gold, Silver, and Other Metals from Pyrites', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 11, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1877, pp. 93-111. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'Method of Extracting Gold, Silver, and Other Metals from Pyrites', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 38, 1878, pp. 281-3,293-4,301-3. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'On the Metallurgy of Nickel and Cobalt', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 12, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1878, pp. 127-132. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'The Deep Well Waters of Sydney', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 12, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1878, pp. 133-141. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'On the Metallurgy of Nickel and Cobalt', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 38, 1878, pp. 268-270. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'Note on the Boorook Silver Ore', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 12, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1878, pp. 255-259. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'Note on Huon Island Guano', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 12, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1878, pp. 143-144. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'Method of Extracting Gold, Silver, and Other Metals from Pyrites', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 39, 1879, pp. 7-8. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'On the Inorganic Constituents of the Coals of New South Wales', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 14, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1880, pp. 163-179. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'On Salt-Bush Plants and Native Fodder Plants of New South Wales', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 14, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1880, pp. 133-143. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'On Salt-bush and Native Fodder Plants of New South Wales', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 44, 1881, pp. 78-79, 89-91. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'On the Inorganic Constituents of Some Epiphytic Ferns', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 15, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1881, pp. 175-183. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'On the Ashes of Some Epiphytic Orchids', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 16, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1882, pp. 175-177. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'Abstract of Papers upon the Chemistry of Australian Products (Up to 1882)', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 17, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1883, pp. 191-208. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'On the constitution of acids', Philosophical Magazine, 1886, pp. 127-130. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'On Checks in Analysis', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 55, 1887, pp. 228-229. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'Some Considerations in Regard to the Formation of Coal and Carbonaceous Minerals', Report of the First Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 1, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1888, pp. 125-137. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'Note on the Composition of Two Sugar Plantation Soils', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 23, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1889, pp. 32-35. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'Well and River Waters of New South Wales', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 23, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1889, pp. 465-476. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'Note on Diffusion', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 60, 1889, p. 164. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'Some Considerations in Regard to the Formation of Coal and Carbonaceous Minerals', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 60, 1889, pp. 263-264, 275-278. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'Note on Loss of Heat by Imperfect Combustion', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 70, 1894, p. 248. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'Note on the So-Called "Selective Action" of Cyanide of Potassium for Gold', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 76, 1897, pp. 281-2. Details
  • Dixon, W.A., 'obituary of W.A. Dixon in presidential address by J.B. Cleland', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 52, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1918, pp. 2-3. Details

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