5 Queensland scientists who you’ve (probably) never heard of

 

5. Botantist – Frederick Manson Bailey (1827-1915)

Botanist Frederick Manson Bailey. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 160401

Botanist Frederick Manson Bailey. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 160401

  • Bailey, Frederick Manson (1827–1915)‘, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, published first in hardcopy 1969, accessed online 20 August 2015)

State Library of Queensland have digitised volume 5 – Loranthaceae to Lemnaceae and volume 6 – Alismaceae to Filices of Bailey’s Queensland Flora, which can be perused online.

Image taken from 'Queensland flora' by Frederick Manson Bailey

Image taken from ‘Queensland flora’ by Frederick Manson Bailey

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4. Naturalist & Botanical artist – Estelle Thomson (1894-1953)

Estelle Thomson, ca.1918. University of Queensland collection. Image UQ:179673

Estelle Thomson, ca.1918. University of Queensland collection. Image UQ:179673

State Library of Queensland have digitised Estelle Thomson’s hand-coloured lantern slides which can be viewed online.

'Crotalaria' taken from Estelle Thomson's hand-painted glass slides. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

‘Crotalaria’ taken from Estelle Thomson’s hand-painted glass slides. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

3. Meteorologist – Clement Lindley Wragge (1852–1922)

Clement Wragge ca. 1901. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 161210

Clement Wragge ca. 1901. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 161210

  •  ‘Wragge, Clement Lindley (1852–1922)‘, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, published first in hardcopy 1990, accessed online 18 August 2015.)

State Library of Queensland holds a serial produced by Clement Wragge called ‘Wragge: a meteorological, geographical and popular scientific gazette for the people of the southern hemisphere‘ (v.1, no. 23- v. 1, no. 52 18 Dec. 1902 -9 July 1903). SLQ also holds Wragge’s Australasian almanac and weather guide for land and sea (1898 – 1902).

Further reading:

Cartoon of the meteorologist Clement Wragge. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 69463

Cartoon of the meteorologist Clement Wragge. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 69463

2. Biologist – Anna Frederika (Freda) Bage (1883–1970)

Freda Bage in academic dress 1949. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 191982

Freda Bage in academic dress 1949. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 191982

  • Bage, Anna Frederika (Freda) (1883–1970)‘, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, published first in hardcopy 1979, accessed online 20 August 2015).

Further reading:

 Students and principal of Women's College, Brisbane, 1928. Freda Bage, principal of Women's College, is seated in the centre of the front row. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 204212 .

Students and principal of Women’s College, Brisbane, 1928. Freda Bage, principal of Women’s College, is seated in the centre of the front row. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 204212

 

1. Paediatrician & Entomologist – Alfred Jefferis Turner (1861–1947)

Portrait of Doctor A. Jefferis Turner. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 186792

Portrait of Doctor Alfred Jefferis Turner. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 186792

  • Turner, Alfred Jefferis (1861–1947)‘, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, published first in hardcopy 1990, accessed online 18 August 2015)

State Library of Queensland holds a sterling silver-mounted glass inkwell, which was presented to Dr Turner in 1898 by The Ladies Committee of the Sick Children’s Hospital.

Further reading:

Doctor Alfred Jefferis Turner in the Bunya Mountains 1925. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 172645

Doctor Alfred Jefferis Turner in the Bunya Mountains 1925. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 172645