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Biographical entry Darragh, Thomas

Occupation
Geologist and Museum curator

Summary

Thomas Darragh works at the Museum of Victoria and has written extensively in the field of the history of geology in Australia.

Archival resources

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Thomas Darragh - Records, 1850 - 1900, MS 10000; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Darragh, Thomas A. and Pullin, Ruth, Lieber Freund! Letters from Eugen von Guerard to Julius von Haast (Ballarat: Art Gallery of Ballarat, 2018), 81 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Darragh, T. A.; Branagan, D. F., 'History' in Geology of Victoria, William D. Birch, ed. (Sydney: Geological Society of Australia (Victoria Division), 2003), pp. 671-685. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Hall, Thomas Sergant (1858--1915), Scientist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, eds, vol. 9 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1983), pp. 166-167. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090159b.htm. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Mahony, Daniel James (1878-1944), Scientist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, eds, vol. 10 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1986), pp. 380-381. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100373b.htm. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Pritchard, George Baxter (1869-1956), Geologist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Geoffrey Serle, ed., vol. 11 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1988), pp. 300-301. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110308b.htm. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Skeats, Earnest Willington (1875-1953), Geologist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Geoffrey Serle, ed., vol. 11 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1988), pp. 621-622. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110635b.htm. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Keble, Alexander Robert (1884-1963), Geologist and Palaeontologist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, John Ritchie, ed., vol. 14 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1996), pp. 605-606. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A140691b.htm. Details

Conference Papers

  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Ludwig Becker as a Geologist', in Useful and Curious Geological Enquiries Beyond the World: Pacific-Asia Historical Themes: The 19th International INHIGEO Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 4-8 July, 1994 edited by D. F. Branagan and G. H. McNally (Sydney: International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences, 1994), pp. 192-199.. Details
  • Darragh, Tom, 'Robert Brough Smyth: a Mystery Solved', in The History of Geology in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century; the Story in Australia, and in Victoria, from Selwyn and McCoy to Gregory - 1853 to 1903 edited by Pierson, R. R. (Melbourne: Earth Sciences History Group, GSA Inc., 2007), pp. 26-9.. Details

Journal Articles

  • Beu, Alan G., Nolden, Sascha and Darragh, Thomas A., 'A Revision of New Zealand Cenozoic Fossil Mollusca Described by Zittel (1865) Based on Hochstetter's Collections from the Novara Expedition', Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists, 43 (2012), 1-71. Details
  • Birch, William D. and Darragh, Thomas A., 'George Henry Frederick Ulrich (1830 - 1900): pioneer mineralogist and geologist in Victoria', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 127 (1) (2015), 17-38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/RS15002. Details
  • Darragh, T. A., 'The first geological maps of the continent of Australia', Journal of the Geological Society of Australia, 24 (5) (1977), 279-305. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas, 'Ferdinand Hochstetter's Notes from a Visit to Australia and a Tour of the Victorian Goldfields in 1859', Historical Records of Australian Science, 13 (2) (2001), 383-437. http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR0011340383.htm. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'John Lindsay Knight, and Charles Maurice Tattam', Special Publications of the Geological Society of Australia, 5 (1976), 1-9. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'The Geological Survey of Victoria Under Alfred Selwyn, 1852-1868', Historical Records of Australian Science, 7 (1) (1987), 1-25. http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9870710001.htm. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Charles Sturtevant Wood, Analyst, his Work and his Correspondence with James Hector', Historical Records of Australian Science, 7 (3) (1988), 231-271. http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9880730231.htm. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Frederick Proeschel, Colonial Map Maker', Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin, 15 (3/4) (1991), 105-176. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Frederick McCoy', The Fossil Collector Bulletin, 36 (1992), 15-22. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Brief history of the palaeontological collection in the Museum of Victoria', The Fossil Collector Bulletin, 40 (1993), 7-12. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Mueller and Personal Names in Zoology and Palaeontology', The Victorian Naturalist, 113 (1996), 195-197. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Ludwig Becker, a Scientific Dilettante: His Correspondence with J.J. Kaup and Others'', Historical Records of Australian Science, 11 (4) (1997), 501-522. http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9971140501.htm. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Robert Brough Smyth: His Early Years as Revealed by his Correspondence with Adam Sedgwick', Historical Records of Australian Science, 13 (1) (2000), 19-42. http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR0001310019.htm. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Bishop Goold and Ferdinand von Mueller: a 30 Year Acquaintance', Footprints: Journal of the Melbourne Diocesan Historical Commission, June (2003), 3-9. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'William Blandowski: a Frustrated Life', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 121 (2009), 11-60. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Hermann Deutsch, Pioneer Ballarat Engraver and Lithographer', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, 20 (2010), 131-46. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'The death of William Blandowski', Transactions of the Royal Society of Victoria, 124 (2012), 234-5. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Leichhardt as a Geologist', Memoirs of the Queensland Museum: Culture, 7 (2) (2013), 575-97. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Hermann Beckler: contributions on Australia made in Germany', Historical Records of Australian Science, 28 (2) (2017), 140-5, https://doi.org/10.1071/HR17013. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Ludwig Leichhard: four previously unknown letters to John Nicholson and the involvement of Ferdinand von Mueller in publishing Leichhardt's letters', Historical Records of Australian Science, 29 (2) (2018), 153-61. https://doi.org/10.1071/HR18006. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Lothar Becker: a German naturalist in Victoria, 1849-52, 1855-65', Historical Records of Australian Science, 30 (2) (2019), 119-29, https://doi.org/10.1071/HR18020. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A. and Fensham, R. J., 'The Leichhardt Diaries: Early Travels in Australia During 1842-1844', Memoirs of the Queensland Museum: Culture, 7 (1) (2013), 1-540. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A. and Lucas, A. M., 'Two states of fascicle 1 of Mueller's Fragmenta phytographiae australiae', Archives of Natural History, 39 (2) (2015), 301-7. Details
  • Darragh, Tom, 'Ferdinand Mueller and Charles La Trobe: 'So many signs of benevolence and favour'', La Trobeana, 11 (3) (2012), 25-9. Details
  • Lucas, A.M., Lucas, Paula, Darragh, T. A. and Maroske, S., 'Colonial pride and metropolitan expectations: the British Museum and Melbourne's meteorites', British Journal for the History of Science, 27 (1994), 65-87. Details
  • Maroske, Sara and Darragh, Thomas A., 'F. Mueller, "The Murray-scrub, sketched botanically", 1850: a Humboldtian description of Mallee vegetation', Historical Records of Australian Science, 27 (1) (2016), 41-6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/HR16012. Details
  • May, Tom W. and Darragh, Thomas A., 'The significance of mycological contributions by Lothar Becker', Historical records of Australian science, 30 (2) (2019), 130-7, https://doi.org/10.1071/HR19005. Details
  • Wilhelmi, Carl, 'My Journeys in South Australia: Lecture by Carl Wilhelmi, 14 September 1857 (translated and introduced by Thomas A. Darragh)', Journal of Friends of Lutheran Archives, 13 (Octobe (2003), 5-24. Details
  • Wood, Beverley and Darragh, Thomas A., 'In his own words: Dr Hermann Beckler's writings about his journeys between the Darling River and Bulloo, 1860-1', Historical Records of Australian Science, 27 (1) (2016), 28-40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/HR16012. Details

Resources

Reviews

  • Leake, B. E., The Life and Work of Professor J. W. Gregory FRS (1864-1932): Geologist, Writer and Explorer (2011)
    Darragh, Thomas A., Historical Records of Australian Science, 23, (2012), 232-3. Details
  • Braund, James, ed., Ferdinand Hochstetter and the Contribution of German-speaking Scientists to New Zealand Natural History in the Nineteenth Century (2012)
    Darragh, Thomas A., Historical records of Australian science, 24, (2013), 346-8. Details

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