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,...
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 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. He described numerous species, and is commemorated in species in several genera.
Career position - Assistant Curator at the museum of the Geological Society of London
Career position - Mining Prospector in central America and Venezuela
Career position - Inaugural Elder Chair of Natural Science at the University of Adelaide
Career position - Founder of the colony's first continuing scientific journal, which later became the
Career position - Converted the Adelaide Philosophical Society into the Royal Society of South Australia
Award - Clarke Memorial Medal received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
Career position - President of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science
Career position - Key member of the W. Horn expedition to the Finke River region
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus intertexta var. diminuta Blakely, of which Tate had collected the syntype
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus oxymitra Blakely, of which Tate had collected the syntype in 1894, recorded as E. oldfieldii F.v.M.
The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Friday 16 August 1963 p 33 Article Illustrated
... Society of South Australia, and a university professor. RalphTate was born in England in 1840 and began ... North Adelaide in 1901. Tate was a man with a wide knowledge of science and a passion for accuracy. He ...
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The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW : 1887 - 1909) Saturday 28 October 1893 p 7 Article
... Professor RalphTate-Professor RalphTate, F.G.S., F.L.S.,tIia president of the Australasian ... years oi ago he began the study of geology. Ho studied under his uncle, Mr. George Tate, author .of the ...
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South Australian Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1895) Saturday 7 October 1893 p 7 Article Illustrated
... Aluwick, Northumberland, in March, 1840, and when 12 years of age he beean the study of geology. He ... PROFESSOR RALPHTATE. The portrait 'which we present herewith of Professor RalphTate, F.G.S., F ...
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Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Thursday 9 April 1903 [Issue No.187] p 2855 Government Gazette Private Notices
... of February last to Ralph Percy Tate, of Brisbane, aforesaid, the widower of the said deceased, are ... , on or before the 2£th day of May proximo, at the expiration of which time the said Ralph Percy Tate ...
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