Royal Society of Queensland
One of Queensland’s first scientists, Silvester Diggles was a founding member of the Queensland Philosophical Society. His name appears at the beginning of their Members book, just above that of Walter Hill.
The Philosophical Society was the predecessor of our state’s oldest scientific organisation, the Royal Society of Queensland. Their minute books, dating from 1859 to 1949, are now available online.
The collection also includes their Library Borrowing Book, a peek into the reading habits of our early scientists which can be fascinating in and of itself.
Browse through almost a century of science in Queensland:
- 30771 Queensland Philosophical Society and Royal Society of Queensland minute books 1859-1930s
- 29801 Royal Society of Queensland Minute Books 1850s to 1940s
Joan Bruce - Specialist Librarian, State Library of Queensland