Tate, Ralph (1840-1901)

Field of activity
geologist; botanist; Geologist; Botanist; Entomologist
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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 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.

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  1. Tracts - Geology : [a collection of journal articles on geology]
    Howchin, Walter
    [ Book, Article : 1864-1906 ]
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    At Adel Uni Inst Rep
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 22.739)

  2. Papers
    Tate, Ralph, 1840-1901
    [ Unpublished : 1800-1999 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.653)

  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 ]
    At 22 libraries
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  4. Professor Tate's report on Northern Territory
    Tate, Ralph, 1840-1901
    [ Book, Article : 1882 ]
    At 5 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 13.154)

  5. 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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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.352)

  6. 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 ]
    At 4 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.416)

  7. 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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    At 19 libraries
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  8. Inaugural address / by Ralph Tate
    Tate, Ralph, 1840-1901
    [ Book : 1893 ]
    At 5 libraries
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  9. [Papers on natural history presented to the Adelaide Philosophical Society, 1878 / by Ralph Tate]
    Tate, Ralph, 1840-1901
    [ Published : 1878 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  10. A census of the indigenous flowering plants and vascular cryptogams of extra-tropical South Australia / by Ralph Tate
    Tate, Ralph, 1840-1901
    [ Book : 1889 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  1. Tracts - Geology : [a collection of journal articles on geology]
    Howchin, Walter
    [ Book, Article : 1864-1906 ]
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    At Adel Uni Inst Rep
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 22.351)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 22.351)

  2. Tracts - Geology : [a collection of journal articles on geology]
    Howchin, Walter
    [ Book, Article : 1864-1906 ]
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    At Adel Uni Inst Rep
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 18.014)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 18.014)

  3. Papers
    Tate, Ralph, 1840-1901
    [ Unpublished : 1800-1999 ]
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  4. An introduction to the study of South Australian orchids / by R.S. Rogers
    Rogers, R. S. (Richard Sanders)
    [ Book : 1911 ]
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    At 17 libraries
    An introduction to the study of South Australian orchids / by R.S. Rogers
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  5. 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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  6. Plaster medals, Ralph Tate & Lord Lister, obverse & reverse
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    Plaster medals, Ralph Tate & Lord Lister, obverse & reverse
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  7. Members of Government Party
    [ Photograph : 1882 ]
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    Members of Government Party
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  8. Horn Scientific Exploration
    [ Photograph : 1894 ]
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    At State Library S Aust
    Horn Scientific Exploration
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  9. 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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  1. Barron, W.M.
    ... W. M. Barron travelled on the Ralph Tate expedition to the West Coast of South Australia in 1879. ...
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  1. Website: Bright sparcs
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  2. Website: Australian National Botanic Gardens : Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research
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  3. Website: Using Lives: Essays in Australian Biography and History
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    Members of Government Party
  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
  5. Dynamics of a mode-locked low-press...
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    IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
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  1. Ralph Tate (1840–1901), Naturalist par excellence: Life and Work before Emigration to Australia
    Kidman, Barbara P
    Historical Records of Australian Science
    [ Article : 2013 ]
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  2. King Lear / [edited by John Crowther]
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
    [ Book, Microform, Article : 1724-2012 ]
    Languages: English;Japanese;Arabic;Chinese, [12 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.
    [ Article : 1700 ]
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    Jones, David; Aitken, Richard; Looker, Michael
    [ Article : 2002 ]
    At Deakin Uni Inst Rep
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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
    [ : 1891 ]
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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
    Ralph Tate 1840-1901
    [ Book : 1866 ]
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  1. Tate's palaeontological observations with reference to the geological work of the Horn Expedition
    Murray, Peter F
    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. 'Snowball earth': the early contribution from South Australia
    Cooper, Barry J
    Earth Sciences History
    [ Map, Article : 2010 ]
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  1. Tate Ski Club papers
    Tate Ski Club
    [ Unpublished : 1985-1987 ]
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  2. Ralph Wilson papers
    Wilson, Ralph Campbell, 1917-1994
    [ Unpublished : 1932-1992 ]
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  3. Italians at the Blue Range huts during World War II oral history project
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  1. King Lear : a play / by William Shakespeare ; adapted and illustrated by Gareth Hinds
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
    [ Book, Microform, Sound : 1608-2009 ]
    Languages: English;Japanese;Sinhalese;Telugu, [4 others]
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    King Lear : a play / by William Shakespeare ; adapted and illustrated by Gareth Hinds
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  2. 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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  3. Oliver Twist / Charles Dickens
    Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
    [ Book, Audio book, Sound : 1800-2012 ]
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  4. Jesu, joy of man's desiring : the chorale from cantata no. 147 / by J.S. Bach ; arranged for piano by Myra Hess
    Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750
    [ Printed music : 1900-2011 ]
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    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.
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Monday 2 October 1893 p 6 Article Illustrated
    ... PROFESSOR RALPH TATE. Professor Ralph Tate, F.G.S., F.L.S., the president of the Australasian ... years of age he began the atudy of geology. H6 studied under his uncle, Mr. George Tate, author of the ... 396 words
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  2. PROFESSOR RALPH TATE.
    Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 - 1904) Saturday 30 September 1893 p 16 Article Illustrated
    ... PROFESSOR RALPH TATE. oscillations of level or possibly by olimatio alterations to permit of a high ... Governor moved a vote of thanks to Professor Tate for his address, and Professor Lawrie, of Melbourne ... 2277 words
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  3. PROFESSOR RALPH TATE.
    South Australian Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1895) Saturday 7 October 1893 p 7 Article Illustrated
    ... PROFESSOR RALPH TATE. The portrait 'which we present herewith of Professor Ralph Tate, F.G.S., F ... studied under his uncle, Mr. George Tate, author of the 'History of Alnwick,' and subsequently under his ... 395 words
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