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Biographical entry Hodgkinson, Clement (1818 - 1893)

Born
1818
Southampton, England
Died
5 September 1893
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Civil engineer, Naturalist and Surveyor

Summary

Clement Hodgkinson was the Victorian Assistant-Commissioner of Crown Lands and Survey 1861-1874. He established a programme of reservation, regulation, administration and education to control the use of Victoria's forests, a model for the future forestry profession. During the later 1850s and early 1860s Hodgkinson was largely responsible for the planning and development of most of the large parks in the city of Melbourne. He was active in the Philosophical Society of Victoria (later Royal Society of Victoria), holding executive office on several occasions, and was a member of the Exploration Committee organising the Victorian Exploring Expedition. The genus Hodgkinsonia (Rubiaceae) was named in his honour.

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Events

1839
Education - Qualified as surveyor and railway engineer
1851
Life event - Migrated to Victoria
1852 - 1855
Career position - Draftsman, Victorian Department of Crown Lands and Survey
1854 - 1855
Career position - Member, Philosophical Society of Victoria
1855 - 1857
Career position - District Surveyor in the Warrandyte region, Victorian Department of Crown Lands and Survey
1855 - 1859
Career position - Member of Council, Philosophical Institute of Victoria
1855 - 1859
Career position - Foundation Member, Philosophical Institute of Victoria
1856
Career position - Vice-President, Philosophical Institute of Victoria
1857 - 1858
Career position - Surveyor-General of Victoria
1860
Career position - Member of Council, Royal Society of Victoria
1860 - 1893
Career position - Member, Royal Society of Victoria
1861 - 1862
Career position - Member of the Exploration Committee of the Royal Society of Victoria
1861 - 1874
Career position - Assistant Commissioner, Department of Crown Lands and Survey
21 March 1870
Career position - Member, Board of Examiners, Shires Statute and Boroughs Statute 1869 VIC
1873 - 1874
Career position - Inspector General of Metropolitan Parks and Reserves, Victorian Department of Crown Lands and Survey
1874
Life event - Retired

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Archival resources

Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre

  • Victorian Department of Crown Lands and Survey - Records, c. 1840 - c. 1878, VPRS 44; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Victorian Department of Crown Lands and Survey - Records, 1851 - 1855, VPRS 122; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Victorian Department of Crown Lands and Survey - Records, 1851 - 1855, VPRS 2885; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Victorian Department of Crown Lands and Survey - Records, 1852 - 1854, VPRS 2883; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Victorian Department of Crown Lands and Survey - Records, 1853 - 1860, VPRS 6605; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Victorian Department of Crown Lands and Survey - Records, 1856 - 1980, VPRS 5357; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Victorian Department of Crown Lands and Survey - Records, 1852 - 1903, VPRS 1261; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Cohn, Helen M.; Maroske, Sara, 'Relief from Duties of Minor Importance - the Removal of Baron von Mueller from the Directorship of the Royal Botanic Gardens', Victorian Historical Journal, 67 (1) (1996), 103-127. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J. and Helen Cohn