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Biographical entry Holland, Julian P.

Scientific instrument curator


Julian Holland worked as the curator of scientific instruments at the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney until the end of 2005. Julian has written on historic scientific instruments, the history of measurement and related topics.

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Holland, Julian, 'The Man behind the Clock Dials: A. L. Franklin's Ashfield Town Hall Clock' in Ashfield at Federation, Pattern, Chris, ed. (Sydney: Ashfield & District Historical Society, 2001), pp. 319-350. Details

Conference Papers

  • Holland, Julian, 'Scientific Instruments for Sydney University in the 19th Century', in Recovering Science: Strategies and Models for the Past, Present and Future: Proceedings of a Conference Held at the University of Melbourne, October 1992 edited by Tim Sherratt, Lisa Jooste and Rosanne Clayton (Canberra: Australian Science Archives Project, 1995), pp. 83-86.. Details

Edited Books

  • Stanbury, Peter and Holland, Julian eds, Mr Macleay's celebrated cabinet: the history of the Macleays and their museum (Sydney: Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, 1988), 170 pp. Details

Journal Articles



  • Holland, Julian, 'Science and Commerce: Studies in the Scientific Instrument Trade in Sydney, 1840-1900', MSciSoc thesis, University of Melbourne, 1991. Details

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