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Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 1884

Edited by Archibald Liversidge Vol XVIII Includes the report "On the Oven Mounds of Aborigines in Victoria" by Rev. Peter MacPherson, M.A

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Thomas Richards, Government Printer

Publisher's Location: Sydney

Publication Date: 1885


Archibald Liversidge Royal Society of New South Wales/Thomas Richards, Government Printer Sydney 1885. Vol. XVIII. First Edition

LIII, 224 Pages, plus 6 folded maps, 5 folded plates with 7 figures, and 1 folded diagram, as well as 3 large folded plates at rear of volume (curves height western Rivers for 1884, diagram monthly distribution of rain in NSW for 1884, and rainfall map of NSW 1884).

Green cloth hardcover, gilt title on spine. Ageing of paper. 22.3 x 14.5.

Articles included are:

Notes on Gold by Dr. Leibius
On the Removal of Bars from the Entrances to our Rivers by Walter Shellshear (with 6 maps)
Notes on Trochoided by Lawrence Hargrave (5 plates with 7 figures)
A New Form of Actinometer by H C Russell
Notes on some Mineral Localities in the Northern District of New South Wales by D A Porter
Notes on Doryanthes by Charles Moore 
On the Oven-mounds of Aborigines in Victoria by Rev. Peter MacPherson, M.A.
Water Supply in the Interior of New South Wales by W.E. Abbott (1 diagram and three large folded plates)
Notes on a New Self Registering Anemometer and Pluviometer by H C Russell
Embryology of the Marsupialia, Monotremata, and Ceratodus by W.H. Caldwell, M.A

Archibald Liversidge (1846-1927), scientist, was born on 17 November 1846 at Turnham Green, London.

Educated privately, he entered the Royal School of Mines and the Royal College of Chemistry. In 1867 as a royal exhibitioner he became an instructor in chemistry at the Royal School of Naval Architecture. In 1870 he won a scholarship at Christ's College, Cambridge (M.A. hon. causa, 1887); in 1872 he became demonstrator in chemistry but resigned to take up appointment as 'Reader in Geology and Assistant in the Laboratory' at the University of Sydney. In 1874 he became professor of geology and mineralogy.

He was an enthusiastic supporter of Henry Armstrong's heuristic method of teaching science, advocated technical education and was an original member of the Board of Technical Education. In 1880 he published his Report Upon Certain Museums for Technology, Science and Art. As a trustee of the Australian Museum he visited Europe in 1880 on a study tour. On his return he helped to establish the Industrial, Technological and Sanitary Museum and became a member of its first committee of management.

Green cloth cover, bright gilt title on spine. Slight ageing of paper and foxing

224 pages, all tight to the spine. Browning and foxing to pages 203 and 204

Small Xlibris stamp "Scottish Geological Society" on FFEP and half title page.

Rainfall map of NSW 1884 has a tear on the edge, but with no loss of material as shown in the above picture.

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