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Biographical entry Gale, Walter Frederick (1865 - 1945)

27 November 1865
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
1 June 1945
New South Wales, Australia


Walter Gale worked in banking and finance in New South Wales but maintained an active interest in astronomy. He built his first telescope around 1884 and formed the habit of sweeping the sky on every clear night. He discovered a number of comets and double stars.

Archival resources

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

  • Walter Frederick Gale - Records; Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Details

Private hands (Gale Family)

  • Walter Frederick Gale - Records, 1865 - 1945; Private hands (Gale Family). Details

Published resources

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Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary: Walter F. Gale', Australian Journal of Science, 8 (2-3) (1945), 73-74. Details


McCarthy, G.J.