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

  • '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)

volume 5 - Loranthaceae to Lemnaceaevolume 6 - Alismaceae to Filices   Queensland Flora

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

'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

  •  '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.)

Wragge: a meteorological, geographical and popular scientific gazette for the people of the southern hemisphereWragge's Australasian almanac and weather guide for land and sea

Further reading:

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

  • '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 .

 

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


Portrait of Doctor A. 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)

sterling silver-mounted glass inkwell

Further reading:

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

 

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A sixth Queensland scientist (who you're probably never heard of) could be added to this list -- Anton Brienal. Townsville's James Cook University has the Anton Brienal Centre for public health and tropical medicine. The biography of Anton Brienal is in the Australian Dictionary of Biography.

Good articleRe the comment above, the correct spelling is Anton *Breinl* (no 'a')http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/breinl-anton-5342