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Biographical entry Lefroy, John Henry (1817 - 1890)

28 January 1817
Ashe, Hampshire, England
11 April 1890
Lewarne, Cornwall, England
Magnetician and Colonial governor


John Lefroy, Governor of Tasmania 1880-1882, had served as a scientific adviser to the War-Office, London 1854-1855 and as Director of the Magnetic Observatory, St. Helena 1840-1842. He wrote widely on scientific subjects including Australia.

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National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • John Henry Lefroy - Records, 1880 - 1881, mfm M938 and mfm M974; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.