Hedley, Charles (1862-1926)

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Hedley, C. (Charles) (1862-1926)
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naturalist; Naturalist
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Charles Hedley (1862-1926), naturalist, was born on 27 February 1862 at Masham, Yorkshire, England, son of Canon Thomas Hedley, vicar of Masham and fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and his wife Mary,...

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Charles Hedley was a self-taught naturalist with a keen interest in shells and coral reefs. He eventually became Assistant Curator at the Australian Museum (1908 -1920) then Scientific Director of the Great Barrier Reef Committee. Hedley migrated first to New Zealand and then to Australia to help relieve his chronic asthma. He started oyster farming in Morton Bay, and later set up an orchard on Boyne Island. After injuring his arm, Hedley gave up his farming career and joined the Queensland Museum as a volunteer (1888). Within a year he was appointed to the Museum's staff. In 1891 Charles Hedley became Scientific Assistant at the Australian Museum where he remained until March 1924 when he resigned.

  • 1881 Life event - Migrated to New Zealand
  • 1882 Life event - Migrated to Australia (Queensland)
  • 1888 Career position - Voluntary worker at the Queensland Museum in Brisbane
  • 1889 - Award - Fellow of the Linnean Society of London
  • 1889 - 1891 Career position - Staff member of the Queensland Museum
  • 1890 Career position - Collecting expedition to Papua
  • 1891 - 1896 Career position - Scientific Assistant at the Australian Museum in Sydney
  • 1896 Career position - Royal Society of London expedition to Funafuti Atoll in the Ellice Islands
  • 1896 - 1907 Career position - Conchologist at the Australian Museum
  • 1897 Career position - Collection expedition to New Caledonia
  • 1908 - 1920 Career position - Assistant Curator at the Australian Museum
  • 1909 - 1911 Career position - President of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
  • 1914 Career position - President of the Royal Society - New South Wales
  • 1916 Award - David Syme Research Prize received from the University of Melbourne
  • 1921 - 1924 Career position - Principal Keeper of Collections at the Australian Museum
  • 1924 Career position - Scientific Director of the Great Barrier Reef Committee

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Archives of Natural History 15 3 269-280 :
    [1988]
  2. Charles HedleyProceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 88 26-31 : Charles Hedley
    Iredale, T.
    [1967]
  3. Hedley, Charles (1862-1926), NaturalistAustralian Dictionary of Biography Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle 9 252-253 : Hedley, Charles (1862-1926), Naturalist
    Fairfax, Denis
    [1983]
    Published: Melbourne University Press
  4. Charles Hedly's Papers IndexedProceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 118-139 : Charles Hedly's Papers Indexed
    Iredale, T.
    [1956]
  5. Charles Hedley, 1862-1926Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 61 209-220 : Charles Hedley, 1862-1926
    [1936]
  6. Australian Zoologist 4 5 289-290 :
    [1926]
  7. The Australian Journal of Dr. W. Stimpson, Zoologist. With an Introduction by Charles HedleyJournal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales xlviii 140-151 : The Australian Journal of Dr. W. Stimpson, Zoologist. With an Introduction by Charles Hedley
    Hedley, Charles
    [1914]
  8. Hedley, Charles (England-Australia 1862-1926Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists: Chrono-Biographical Sketches : Hedley, Charles (England-Australia 1862-1926
    Smith, Charles H.
    Series: http://www.wku.edu/~smithch/chronob/HEDL1862.htm
  9. Australian Museum: Charles Hedley - Records
    Proposed superannuation scheme papers 1895-1919, including submissions and exhibits used in a legal case against C. Hedley.
    Series 71
  10. Australian Museum: Charles Hedley - Records (1895 - 1919)
    Assistant curators' reports on overseas museums 1911-13: C. Anderson on British and continental museums, and C. Hedley on American museums.
    Series 29
  11. Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales: Baldwin Spencer - Records (1880 - 1929)
    Includes manuscripts by Spencer, 1901-1913; correspondence, 1880-1926 including letters from Edgeworth David, H. Deane, J. J. Fletcher, C. French, W. A. Haswell, C. Hedley, G. C. Henderson, J. P. Hill, G. B. Howes, E. Jenks, J. A. Kershaw, A. Liversidge, A. H. S. Lucas, A. T. Magarey, A. J. North, T. Steel, E. C. Stirling, E. R. Waite, J. A. Watt, J. T. Wilson and C. Winnecke; miscellaneous papers, 1889-1929 consisting chiefly of tributes to Spencer on his retirement, and on his death, with a list of medical and scientific papers by E. C. Stirling. The collection also includes pictorial material.
    ML MSS 29

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  1. Bibliography of the scientific writings of Charles Hedley / [compiled by Charles Hedley]
    Hedley, Charles, 1862-1926
    [ Book : 1921 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. The Atoll of Funafuti, Ellice group : its zoology, botany, ethnology and general structure based on collections made by Charles Hedley of the Australian Museum, Sydney, N.S.W
    Hedley, Charles, 1862-1926
    [ Book : 1896-1900 ]
    At 11 libraries
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  3. Wild animals of the world : being a popular guide to Taronga Zoological Park / by Charles Hedley
    Hedley, Charles, 1862-1926
    [ Book, Microform : 1919-1925 ]
    At 12 libraries
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  4. The Great Barrier Reef of Australia : a popular account of its general nature / compiled by the Great Barrier Reef Committee
    Great Barrier Reef Committee
    [ Book, Microform : 1923-1929 ]
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    At 19 libraries
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  5. On the relation of the fauna and flora of Australia to those of New Zealand / by C. Hedley
    Hedley, Charles, 1862-1926
    [ Book : 1893 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  6. A check-list of the marine fauna of New South Wales. by Charles Hedley ; [Supplement to the Journal of the Royal Society of N.S.W., Vol. LI., 1917.], issued June 19th, 1918
    Hedley, Charles, 1862-1926
    [ Book : 1917 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  7. Conchological papers / [compiled] by C. Hedley
    Hedley, Charles, 1862-1926
    [ Published : 1881-1926 ]
    At University of Sydney
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  8. Report on museum administration in the United States / by Charles Hedley
    Hedley, Charles, 1862-1926
    [ Book : 1913 ]
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    At 6 libraries
    Report on museum administration in the United States / by Charles Hedley
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  9. Additions to the marine molluscan fauna of New Zealand / by Charles Hedley
    Hedley, Charles, 1862-1926
    [ Book : 1904 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  10. Studies on Australian mollusca / by C. Hedley
    Hedley, Charles, 1862-1926
    [ Book : 1900-1923 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Charles Hedley, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Bibliography of the scientific writings of Charles Hedley / [compiled by Charles Hedley]
    Hedley, Charles, 1862-1926
    [ Book : 1921 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Charles Hedley's "The ethnology of Funafuti : a nineteenth century approach to ethnology / by Liz Bonshek
    Bonshek, Elizabeth
    [ Thesis : 1986 ]
    At Aus Museum Research
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  4. Charles Hedley / by Tom Iredale. Captain Abel D.W. Best (1816-1845), a soldier-naturalist and his diaries / by Tom Iredale & G.P. Whitley. Gerard Krefft (1830-1881) and his bibliography / by G.P. Whitley (plate x). Chesnon's "Essai sur l'histoire n...
    Iredale, Tom, 1880-1972
    [ Book : 1969 ]
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  1. ROGERS family and Rogers Bros.
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    Items relating to the family of Charles William ROGERS (1837-1878) and descendants. Also the family firm: Rogers Bros. Ltd., cleaners and dyers of 181 Oxford St, Sydney.

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  1. Edols, Charles Hedley (-1918)
    ... By the death of Mr. Charles Hedley Edols, of Burrawang, Forbes, N.S.W., which occurred in Sydney on ...
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  2. Allan, Catherine Mabel Joyce (1896-1966)
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  1. OBITUARIES: CHARLES HEDLEY, F.L.S., 1862-1926
    TOMLIN, J. R. LE B.
    [ Article : 1927 ]
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  2. Charles Hedley and "The Ethnology of Funafuti": a 19th century approach to ethnology. -Report on a post graduate thesis presented for the Diploma of Museum Studies, University of Sydney, 1986-
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  4. Tales from Ovid : twenty-four passages from the Metamorphoses / [translated by] Ted Hughes
    Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D
    [ Book, Microform, Article, Audio book : 1479-2011 ]
    Languages: English, Latin, Italian, [8 others]
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    www.anbg.gov.au
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  1. [2001 Australian federal election campaign - Australian Internet sites - candidates]
    Charles, Bob, 1936-
    [ Published, Thesis, Archived website : 2001 ]
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  2. [Collection of scrapbooks, newspaper cuttings, photographs, and ephemera from the Davis Sporting Collection No. 2]
    Davis, J. C. (John Corbett), 1870-1941
    [ Published : 1855-1940 ]
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  3. Papers relating to the history of Gippsland
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  1. A revision of the Austrialian Turridae / by Charles Hedley
    Charles Hedley 1862-1926
    [ Book : 1920 ]
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  2. Foraminifera / edited by R. H. Hedley, C. G. Adams
    Hedley, R. H. (Ronald Henderson)
    [ Book : 1974-1978 ]
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  3. Astronomy data book / J. Hedley Robinson
    Robinson, J. Hedley
    [ Book : 1972-1979 ]
    At 33 libraries
    Astronomy data book / J. Hedley Robinson
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  4. World War II / H.P. Willmott, Charles Messenger, Robin Cross
    Willmott, H. P
    [ Book : 2004-2012 ]
    At 55 libraries
    World War II / H.P. Willmott, Charles Messenger, Robin Cross
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  1. Hedley Charles interviewed by Rob Willis in the Rob Willis folklore collection
    Charles, Hedley, 1937-
    [ Sound : 1999 ]
    At National Library
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  2. More big questions : Paul Davies in conversation with Phillip Adams
    Davies, P. C. W. (Paul Charles William), 1946-
    [ Book, Audio book : 1990-1998 ]
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    More big questions : Paul Davies in conversation with Phillip Adams
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  3. Interview with Hedley Brideson / Interviewers: Beth M. Robertson and Ruth Starke
    Brideson, Hedley, 1910-2003
    [ Sound : 1998 ]
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  4. Interview with Marjorie Morton (first wife of Tex), Bob Morton (son) and Tex Croft / interviewer, Hedley Charles
    Morton, Marjorie Mrs
    [ Sound : 1994 ]
    At National Library
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  1. Australia and the Funafuti connection [Series of three parts] Part 1: Sollas's expedition of 1896
    Cantrell, Carol; Rodgers, K. A
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  2. Marine reservoir corrections for Moreton Bay, Australia
    Ulm, Sean; Petchey, Fiona; Ross, Annie
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  3. The fragmentation and consolidation of international systems
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  1. CHARLES HEDLEY.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 17 September 1926 p 10 Article
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  2. Late Mr. Charles Hedley,
    Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954) Tuesday 18 January 1927 p 4 Article
    ... Late Mr. Charles Hedley, North Queenslanders will peruse with much interest the following paragraph a a Melbourne daily:-The will, of Charles Hedley of Mosman, New South Wales, naturalist, who died on September 14, has been lodged re for re- sealing in respect of personal pro- perty ... 72 words
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  3. OBITUARY. CHARLES HEDLEY EDOLS.
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