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Biographical entry Allen, James Bernard (1870 - 1912)

19 May 1870
South Australia, Australia
13 March 1912
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Physicist and Civil engineer


James Allen taught mathematics and physics at the University of Adelaide 1898-1901 and at the Perth Technical College 1901-1912. Earlier he had worked as civil engineer in South Australia 1895-1897 and had been a science master at Prince Alfred College, Adelaide 1897.



Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Adelaide
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Sydney
1895 - 1897
Career position - Civil engineer in South Australia
Career position - Science Master at Prince Alfred College in Adelaide
1898 - 1901
Career position - Assistant Lecturer in Mathematics and Physics at the University of Adelaide
1901 - 1912
Career position - Lecturer in Mathematics and Physics at Perth Technical School

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Threlfall, R. and Allen, J. Bernard, 'Experiments on Some Electrical Properties of Purified Sulphur', Report of the Seventh Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 7 (1898), 245-258. Details
  • Threlfall, Richard, Brearley, Joseph Henry Drapier and Allen, J.B., 'Researches on the electrical properties of pure substances. No 1. The electrical properties of pure sulphur', Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 56 (1894), 32-40. Details


Resource Sections

McCarthy, G.J.