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Biographical entry Rosenhain, Walter (1875 - 1934)


24 August 1875
Berlin, Germany
17 March 1934
Kingston, Surrey, England


Walter Rosenhain worked for the National Physical Laboratory, England 1906-1931, as Superintendent of the Department of Metallurgy and Metallurgical Chemistry. He won an 1851 Exhibition scholarship in 1897 and graduated DSc at the University of Melbourne in 1909.

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • John Monash - Records, 1876 - 1934, MS 1884; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Walter Rosenhain - Records, 1875 - 1934; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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Journal Articles

  • Rosenhain, Walter, 'On a Method of Determining the Specific Heat of a Liquid, Especially of Solutions', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 10 (1894), 97-111. Details
  • Rosenhain, Walter, 'Walter Rosenhain 1875-1934', Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society, 1 (1932), 353-9. Details


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See also

  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, Details
  • Wisdom, John, A History of Defence Science in Australia (Melbourne: Defence Science and Technology Organisation, 1995), 267 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.