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Biographical entry Hamlet, William Mogford (1850 - 1931)

Born
1850
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Died
18 November 1931
Glenbrook, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

William Mogford Hamlet arrived in Australia (Sydney) in 1883 and was appointed government analyst for New South Wales. He was an active member of the Royal Society of New South Wales and published widely in their and other scientific journals. Hamlet was educated at the Bristol Trade and Mining School and the Royal College of Chemistry, both in the United Kingdom. Before coming to Australia he had worked for several years in the UK and in the West Indies.

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Events

1883 - 1915
Career position - Government Analyst of New South Wales
1891 - 1897
Career position - Councillor of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1899
Career position - President of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1908
Career position - President of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1912 - 1914
Career position - Councillor of the Royal Society of New South Wales

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • McKern, Howard, William Mogford Hamlet 1850-1931, Howard Hamlet Gordon McKern, Sydney, 1995, 75 pp. Details

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Journal Articles

  • Hamlet, W.M., 'On the Presence of Fusel Oil in Beer', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 21, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1887, pp. 233-246. Details
  • Hamlet, W.M., 'On the Action of the Nepean Water on Tubes and Boiler Plates, with Some Remarks on Corrosion Generally', 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. 193-195. Details
  • Hamlet, W.M., 'On the Action of Metallic Salts in the Development of Aspergillus nigrescens', 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. 325-326. Details
  • Hamlet, W.M., 'On the Presence of Fusel Oil in Beer', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 58, 1888, pp. 81-83, 87-90. Details
  • Hamlet, W.M., 'On the Occurrence of Arabin in the Prickly Pear, (Opuntia Braziliensis )', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 23, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1889, p. 325. Details
  • Hamlet, W.M., 'The Analysis of Prickly Pear', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 23, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1889, pp. 324-325. Details
  • Hamlet, W.M., 'Science for selectors. I. Wine-making', The Spectrum: An Australian Journal of Science, vol. 1, 1891, pp. 28-29; to be contd. Details
  • Hamlet, W.M., 'On the Constitution of the Sugar Series', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 25, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1891, pp. 164-167. Details
  • Hamlet, W.M., 'Presidential Address, Section B, Chemistry and Mineralogy', Report of the Fourth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 4, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1892, pp. 48-63. Details
  • Hamlet, W.M., 'The Oleo-Refractometer in Organic Analysis', Report of the Fourth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 4, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1892, pp. 262-263. Details
  • Hamlet, W.M., 'President's address to Section B, Chemistry, AANZAS,', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 65, 1892, pp. 172-175, 187-188. Details
  • Hamlet, W.M., 'On a New Blowpipe Arrangement', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 26, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1892, pp. 176-177. Details
  • Hamlet, W.M., 'The Interpretation of Cement Analyses, Including a New Method of Recording Results', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 28, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1894, pp. 267-274. Details
  • Hamlet, W.M., 'The Molecular Mechanism of an Electrolyte', 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, p. 273. Details
  • Hamlet, W.M., 'obituary of W.M. Hamlet in presidential address by Edwin Cheel', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 66, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1932, pp. 10-11. Details
  • Hamlet, W.M. (editorial about), 'Appointment', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 50, 1888, p. 154. Details
  • Hamlet, W.M., Hector, Sir James, Jack, R.L., Lindon, E.B., Masson, D.O., Rule, O.R., Skey, W., Wilkinson, C.S., Liversidge, A., 'Mineral Census of Australasia: Minerals of New South Wales, Report of Committee No. 7', Report of the Fifth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 2, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1890, pp. 205-216. Details

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