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Biographical entry Hargreaves, William Arthur (1866 - 1959)

29 October 1866
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
31 March 1959
St Peters, South Australia, Australia


William Hargreaves was Director of the Gordon Technical College, Victoria 1891-1897 when he became Assistant Government Analyst, Queensland Mines Department. From 1899 he was the South Australian Government Analyst and Director of the new Department of Chemistry from 1916.

Archival resources

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • William Arthur Hargreaves - Records, 1902 - 1955, PRG 64; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Farrall, Lyndsay, 'Hargreaves, William Arthur (1866-1959), Chemist and Government Analyst' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, eds, vol. 9 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1983), pp. 198-199. Details

Journal Articles

  • Hargreaves, W.A., 'On a Method of Shortening Certain Chemical Calculations', Report of the Sixth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 6 (1895), 306-308. Details


McCarthy, G.J.