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Biographical entry Law, Robert (1870 - 1930)

20 April 1870
27 July 1930
Chemist and Metallurgist


Robert Law worked for the Melbourne Mint as Assayer (1890-1918), Chief Assayer, Chemist and Refiner. He was a President of the Society of Chemical Industry of Victoria (1925-1929). Prior to arriving in Australia, Law attended the College of Science and Arts in Glasgow and worked there as assistant to Professor A.H. Sexton. Later he studied in Freiburg and gained first position in an examination in London for Assayer to the Melbourne Mint.

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Law, R., 'Metallography (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. XIII (1913), 82-109, 123-132. Details
  • Williams, Nicola H., 'Robert Law and his Auxiliary Assay Balance', Historical Records of Australian Science, 18 (2) (2007), 229-242. Details


See also

Rosanne Walker