Tate, Ralph (1840-1901)

Field of activity
geologist; botanist; Geologist, Botanist and Entomologist
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35077007
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Ralph Tate (1840-1901), geologist and botanist, was born on 11 March 1840 at Alnwick, Northumberland, England, son of Thomas Turner Tate (1807-1888), teacher of mathematics and science, and his wife Frances,...

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Ralph Tate was the first Elder Chair of Natural Science at the University of Adelaide (1875-1901) and published widely on geology, zoology and botany. His book titled the Handbook of the Flora of Extratropical South Australia was the first of its kind and a crucial resource for future botanical studies in South Australia. Tate was a member of many national and international scientific bodies and his reputation helped persuade the South Australian Government to appoint a Government Geologist.

  • 1864 - c. 1867 Career position - Assistant Curator at the museum of the Geological Society of London
  • 1867 - 1868 Career position - Mining Prospector in central America and Venezuela
  • 1875 - Career position - Inaugural Elder Chair of Natural Science at the University of Adelaide
  • 1877 Career position - Founder of the colony's first continuing scientific journal, which later became the Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia
  • 1880 Career position - Converted the Adelaide Philosophical Society into the Royal Society of South Australia
  • 1890 Career position - Handbook of the Flora of Extratropical South Australia published
  • 1893 Award - Clarke Memorial Medal received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
  • 1893 Career position - President of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1894 Career position - Key member of the W. Horn expedition to the Finke River region
  • 1934 Taxonomy event - Description of eucalyptus intertexta R. T. Bak. Var. diminuta Blakely (1934), of which Tate had collected the syntype
  • 1937 Taxonomy event - Description of eucalyptus oxymitra Blakely (1937), of which Tate had collected the syntype

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Botanists of the Eucalypts : short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material
    Hall, Norman
    [1978]
    Published: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)
  2. The Development of Geology in South Australia: a personal viewRecords of the Australian Academy of Science 1 2 30-52 : The Development of Geology in South Australia: a personal view
    Alderman, A. R.
    [1967]
  3. Tate, Ralph (1840-1901), geologist and botanistAustralian Dictionary of Biography Bede Nairn 6 243-244 : Tate, Ralph (1840-1901), geologist and botanist
    Alderman, A. R.
    [1976]
    Published: Melbourne University Press
  4. Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930
    Musgrave, A.
    [1932]
    Published: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  5. Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930
    Musgrave, A.
    [1932]
    Published: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  6. A Century of Botanical Endeavor in South AustraliaAustralasian Association for Advancement of Science xi 158-199 : A Century of Botanical Endeavor in South Australia
    Maiden, J.H.
    [1907]
  7. Tate, Ralph - Ms 49Listing of Adolph Basser Library holdings : Tate, Ralph - Ms 49
    [1994]
    Published: Australian Academy of Science
    Series: http://www.science.org.au/basser/manuscript-collection/ms049.html
  8. A Century of Geological Progress. Presidential AddressAustralasian Association for Advancement of Science 5 1-69 : A Century of Geological Progress. Presidential Address
    Tate, Ralph
    [1893]
  9. History of the Early Years of the Royal Society of South Australia. Presidential Address.Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia 111 xxxix-xliv : History of the Early Years of the Royal Society of South Australia. Presidential Address.
    Tate, Ralph
    [1879]
  10. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    [2012]
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: http://www.eoas.info/basser_browse.html
  11. Tate, Ralph (England-Australia 1840-1901)Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists: Chrono-Biographical Sketches : Tate, Ralph (England-Australia 1840-1901)
    Smith, Charles H.
    Series: http://www.wku.edu/%7Esmithch/chronob/TATE1840.htm
  12. National Herbarium, Melbourne: Ralph Tate - Records (1884 - 1892)
    Letters by Tate, in Adelaide, to F. Mueller about Australian plants and their identification 1884-92.
    MSS M20
  13. Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide: Ralph Tate - Records (1889 - 1894)
    Lecture notebooks on geology n.d. with annotations that indicate that lectures were on the geology notes c1889-94 [3 cm (2 volumes), MSS 0016]. See also records under F. Mueller in the University of Adelaide, Barr Smith Library [O9 M9 Strongroom].
    MSS 0016
  14. Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales: Ralph Tate - Records (1856 - 1941)
    Personal records and incidental papers 1856-1932, 1941. Also papers of Herbert Basedow, 1856-1941.
    ML MSS 161
  15. Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science: Ralph Tate - Records (1863 - 1965)
    Testimonials and certificates 1863-92; letter to A. Liversidge and other records regarding the award of the Clarke Memorial Medal (Royal Society of New South Wales) 1892; letter to F. Mueller 6 May 1884; manuscript list of works; newspaper cuttings by and about Tate including obituaries 1882-1965; photographs of the Horn Expedition 1894 and of the foundation members of the Belfast Field Naturalists' Club 1863 [5 cm, MS 49].
    MS 049
  16. Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science: Australian Botanists - Biographies
    Hunt Institute Biographies. Short biographies, averaging 2 pages, of Australian botanists, botanical collectors or artists.
    MS 064
  17. Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide: Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records (1880 - 1890)
    A collection of letters to Ralph Tate at the University of Adelaide discussing botanical subjects 1880-90 with undated notes and proofs of two papers by Tate [10 cm, O9 M9 Strongroom].
    O9 M9

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  1. Tracts - Geology : [a collection of journal articles on geology]
    Howchin, Walter
    [ Book, Article : 1864-1906 ]
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  2. Tracts - Geology : [a collection of journal articles on geology]
    Howchin, Walter
    [ Book, Article : 1864-1906 ]
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    At 2 libraries
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  3. A handbook of the flora of extratropical South Australia : containing the flowering plants and ferns / by Ralph Tate
    Tate, Ralph, 1840-1901
    [ Book : 1890 ]
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  4. Papers
    Tate, Ralph, 1840-1901
    [ Unpublished : 1800-1999 ]
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  5. Professor Tate's report on Northern Territory
    Tate, Ralph, 1840-1901
    [ Book, Article : 1882 ]
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  6. The Northern Territory as it is : a narrative of the South Australian Parliamentary party's trip, and full descriptions of the Northern Territory, its settlements and industries / by William J. Sowden : with an appendix, containing reports on the gen...
    Sowden, William Sir, 1858-1943
    [ Book : 1882-1984 ]
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    The Northern Territory as it is : a narrative of the South Australian Parliamentary party's trip, and full descriptions of the Northern Territory, its settlements and industries / by William J. Sowden : with an appendix, containing reports on the general resources of the Territory by Professor Tate
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  7. Professor Tate's report on Northern Territory
    Tate, Ralph, 1840-1901
    [ Book, Article : 1882 ]
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  8. The botany of Kangaroo Island : prefaced by a historical sketch of its discovery and settlement, and by notes on its geology / by Ralph Tate
    Tate, Ralph, 1840-1901
    [ Book : 1883 ]
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  9. A manual of the Mollusca : being a treatise on recent and fossil shells / by S.P. Woodward ; illustrated by A.N. Waterhouse and Joseph Wilson Lowry
    Woodward, S. P. (Samuel Peckworth), 1821-1865
    [ Book : 1871-1890 ]
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  10. Lecture notes on geology
    Tate, Ralph, 1840-1901
    [ Unpublished : 1890-1899 ]
    At Barr Smith Library
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  1. Tracts - Geology : [a collection of journal articles on geology]
    Howchin, Walter
    [ Book, Article : 1864-1906 ]
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  2. Papers
    Tate, Ralph, 1840-1901
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  3. An introduction to the study of South Australian orchids / by R.S. Rogers
    Rogers, R. S. (Richard Sanders)
    [ Book : 1911 ]
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    An introduction to the study of South Australian orchids / by R.S. Rogers
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  4. Examination of the Country around the Head of the Great Australian Bight, including Nullarbor Plain, or the Bunda Plateau, by Professor Ralph Tate, of the Adelaide University, during January, February and March, 1879 [Supplement to the President's Ad...
    Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. South Australian Branch
    [ Article : 1917-1918 ]
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  5. Plaster medals, Ralph Tate & Lord Lister, obverse & reverse
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    Plaster medals, Ralph Tate & Lord Lister, obverse & reverse
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  6. Members of Government Party
    [ Photograph : 1882 ]
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  7. Horn Scientific Exploration
    [ Photograph : 1894 ]
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  8. The Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science ... members of the Council, 1898 / J.H. Newman, photographer
    Newman, Hubert, 1830-1916
    [ Photograph : 1898 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    The Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science ... members of the Council, 1898 / J.H. Newman, photographer
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    ... W. M. Barron travelled on the Ralph Tate expedition to the West Coast of South Australia in 1879. ...
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  3. Horn Scientific Exploration
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    The Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science ... members of the Council, 1898 / J.H. Newman, photographer
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    Tate, Ralph; Gu...
    IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
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  1. Journal of the Central Australian Exploring Expedition, 1889, under command of W.H. Tietkens, despatched by the Central Australian Exploring and Prospecting Association, Limited, under the auspices of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, So...
    Tietkens, William Henry,Müller Ferdinand von, baron, 1825-1896,Tate, Ralph, 1840-1901,Brown, H. Y. L. (Henry Yorke Lyell), 1844-1928
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  2. A handbook of the flora of extratropical South Australia : containing the flowering plants and ferns. By Ralph Tate
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  3. A plain and easy account of the land and fresh-water mollusks of Great Britain: Containing ..
    Ralph Tate 1840-1901
    [ Book : 1866 ]
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  4. A plain and easy account of the land and freshwater mollusks of Great Britain / containing descriptions, figures, and a familiar account of the habits of each species
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  1. Website: Bright sparcs
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  2. Website: Australian National Botanic Gardens : Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research
    www.anbg.gov.au
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    • ... & Illustrators [portrait][portrait]Tate, Ralph (1840 - 1901) Born in Alnick, Northumberland, England, in May 1840, died in Adelaide, South...
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  3. Website: First families 2001
    www.firstfamilies2001.net.au
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    • ... Family Contact Descendants First Family Member Details Surname: TATE Given Name(s): Ralph Occupation(s...
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  1. Ralph Tate (1840–1901), Naturalist par excellence: Life and Work before Emigration to Australia
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    Historical Records of Australian Science
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  2. King Lear / [edited by John Crowther]
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    [ Book, Microform, Article : 1724-2012 ]
    Languages: English, Japanese, Arabic, [10 others]
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  3. An elegy in memory of the much esteemed and truly worthy Ralph Marshall, Esq., one of His Majesty's Justices of peace, &c. by N. Tate ..
    Tate, Nahum, 1652-1715.
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  4. Tate, Ralph
    Jones, David; Aitken, Richard; Looker, Michael
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  1. Tate's palaeontological observations with reference to the geological work of the Horn Expedition
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    Exploring Central Australia: Society, the Environment and the 1894 Horn Expedition
    [ Map, Article : 1996 ]
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  2. Geology. -History and development of South Australian geology-
    Corbett, D. W. P; Cooper, B. J; Mooney, P
    Ideas and Endeavours: the Natural Sciences in South Australia
    [ Map, Article : 1986 ]
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  3. Changes in soil phosphorus fractions and ecosystem dynamics across a long chronosequence in Hawaii
    Crews, Timothy E; Kitayama, Kanehiro; Fownes, James H; Riley, Ralph H; Herbert, Darrell A; Mueller-Dombois, Dieter; Vitousek, Peter M
    Ecology
    [ Poster, chart, other, Map, Article : 1995 ]
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  3. Italians at the Blue Range huts during World War II oral history project
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  1. Selection from Water music / by G.F. Handel ; edited by Philip Dale
    Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759
    [ Printed music : 1860-1999 ]
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    Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
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  3. Jesu, joy of man's desiring : the chorale from cantata no. 147 / by J.S. Bach ; arranged for piano by Myra Hess
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  1. PROFESSOR RALPH TATE.
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    ... PROFESSOR RALPH TATE. Professor Ralph Tate, F.G.S., F.L.S., the president of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, is that of one in every way worthy of the high honor that ... Tate, author of the "History of Alnwick," and subsequently under his father, Mr. Thomas Tate, who ... 396 words
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  3. Telegraphic News SOUTH AUSTRALIA. PROFESSOR RALPH TATE. ADELAIDE, March 4.
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