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Biographical entry Wheatley, Frederick William (1871 - 1955)

7 June 1871
Kapunda, South Australia, Australia
14 November 1955
Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia
Mathematician and Physicist


Frederick Wheatley worked with Professor Townsend at Oxford 1912-1914 while studying for his BSc. During the war he worked as a cryptographer and taught at the Royal Australian Naval College, Jervis Bay. He was Headmaster of the College 1920-1930.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Frederick William Wheatley - Records, 1912 - 1914, MS 041; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Australian War Memorial Research Centre

  • Frederick William Wheatley - Records, 1914 - 1918; Australian War Memorial Research Centre. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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McCarthy, G.J.