Duffield, Walter Geoffrey (1879-1929)

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Walter Geoffrey Duffield (1879-1929), astronomer, was born on 12 August 1879 at Gawler, South Australia, son of David Walter Duffield, merchant, and his wife Florence Evangeline, née Kirkpatrick, and...

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Walter Geoffrey Duffield was Professor of Physics, Reading University, England 1910-23 and was appointed the inaugural Director of the Solar Physics Observatory, Mount Stromlo near Canberra, in 1924. He was born in Adelaide and had studied with W.H. Bragg.

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The death occurred at Canberra last night of Professor Walter Geoffrey Duffield after a brief illness. He had been suffering from influenza, with pneumonic infection, and his brother, Mr. Kenneth Duffield,...

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Duffield, Walter Geoffrey
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Science and Government in Australia 1905-14: Geoffrey Duffield and the Foundation of the Commonwealth Solar Observatory
    Love, Rosaleen
    Published: 1985
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 6, 2, 171-189
  3. Four Nineteenth Century Graduates
    Edgeloe, V. A.
    Published: 1986
    Series: Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia, 14, 137-148
  4. Duffield, Walter Geoffrey
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1995
    Series: Physics in Australia to 1945
  5. Duffield, Walter Geoffrey (1879-1929)
    Allen, C. W.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 8, 351
  6. Walter Geoffrey Duffield Guide to Records
    McCarthy, Gavan; Sankey, Howard
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2004
  7. The Papers of Walter Geoffrey Duffield (1879-1929)
    McCarthy, Gavan; Sankey, Howard
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1987
  8. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2012

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  1. The papers of Walter Geoffrey Duffield (1879-1929) / listed by: Gavan McCarthy and Howard Sankey
    McCarthy, Gavan, 1956-
    [ Book : 1987 ]
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  2. [Biographical cuttings on Walter Geoffrey Duffield, politician, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  3. Duffield family on tennis court
    [ Photograph : 1920-2015 ]
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  4. WG Duffield and Phoebe Duffield carrying a double bass
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  5. Building the Director's house
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  6. Building work at Mt Stromlo
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  1. Website: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
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  1. MR. D. WALTER DUFFIELD DEATH IN ENGLAND.
    The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 - 1922) Thursday 26 January 1922 p 1 Article
    ... MR. D. WALTER DUFFIELD DEATH IN ENGLAND. A table mesage received on Thursday morning from our ... . Walter Duffield, who represented the Baroesa district in the House of Assembly for many years, and later ... 412 words
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  2. DEATH OF MR. D. WALTER DUFFIELD.
    The Journal (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1923) Thursday 26 January 1922 p 1 Article
    ... DEATH OF MR. D. WALTER DUFFIELD. Our Ijondon correspondent intimates that "Mr. D. Walter l ... /uffieid. formerly of Glenele, died in London on Tuesday. The laW Mr. Duffield was a eon of the Hon. Walter Duffield ... 167 words
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  3. MR. D. WALTER DUFFIELD. DEAHT IN ENGLAND.
    Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954) Saturday 28 January 1922 p 38 Article
    ... of the late, Hon. Walter Duffield, who represented the Barossa district1 in the House of Assembly lor ... -eloser touc'h with them. One of the sons, Professor Geoffrey Duffield, now of Reading University, held an ... 430 words
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  1. Allen, C. W., (Clabon Walter) (1904-1987)
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    ... Observatory in the Australian Capital Territory 1929 1929 Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at ...
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  2. Commonwealth Solar Observatory (Mount Stromlo, A.C.T.) (1924-1950)
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  1. The general prologue to the Canterbury tales and the Canon's yeoman's prologue and tale. / Geoffrey Chaucer ; edited by A. V. C. Schmidt
    Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400
    [ Book, Article, Audio book, Microform : 1498-2012 ]
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  2. The luminosity of the night sky : observed with a Rayleigh photometer at the Commonwealth Solar Observatory during the years 1926 and 1927 / by the Director and Staff
    Duffield, W. G. (Walter Geoffrey), 1879-1929
    [ Book : 1928 ]
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  3. Caesar's invasion of Britain : adapted for the use of beginners, with notes, exercises, and vocabularies / by W. Welch and C.G. Duffield
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    Caesar's invasion of Britain : adapted for the use of beginners, with notes, exercises, and vocabularies / by W. Welch and C.G. Duffield
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  4. The Canterbury tales of Geoffrey Chaucer / illustrated after drawings by W. Russell Flint
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  3. Imagining the capital : words about Canberra ; session 3 of the Writing the Australian Landscape conference
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  4. Reshaping the landscape : gardens, farms and the 'burbs ; session 6 of the Writing the Australian Landscape conference
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  2. Walter Geoffrey Duffield Guide to Records
    [ Data set : 1987 ]
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  3. Caesar's invasion of Britain : adapted for the use of beginners, with notes, exercises, and vocabularies / by W. Welch and C.G. Duffield
    Caesar, Julius
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  4. An observatory at Mount Stromlo
    Butcher, Harvey R; Sutherland, Ralph S
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  1. TERRITORY FOR THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT. Cemeteries Ordinance 1933. [coming soon]
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1957) Thursday 3 May 1934 [Issue No.26] p 708

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... the Interior, hereby appoint Mrs. Doris Tennant Duffield, widow of the late Dr. Walter Geoffrey ... the late Dr. Walter Geoffrey Duffield Dated at Canberra this twentieth day of April, 1934. J. A ... 107 words
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  2. PROCLAMATION. [coming soon]
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1957) Thursday 5 April 1934 [Issue No.21] p 546

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    ... containing the place of burial of the late Dr. Walter Geoffrey Duffield; Now therefore i, Sir Isaac Alfred ... , Walter Geoffrey Duffield, and which is described in the Schedule hereto, to the purpose of a private ... 321 words
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  3. JUSTICES OF THE PEACE WHOSE WHEREABOUTS CANNOT BE TRACED.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 5 June 1931 [Issue No.68 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 1931

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  1. Press cuttings
    Duffield, W. G. (Walter Geoffrey), 1879-1929
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  2. Papers of Alfred Deakin
    Deakin, Alfred, 1856-1919
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  3. Robert H. Lake
    Lake, Robert H
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