Verdon, George Frederic, (Sir) (1834-1896)

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Verdon, George Frederic, FRS (1834-1896)
Verdon, George Frederic (1834-1896)
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Politician; Banker; Science patron
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Sir George Frederic Verdon (1834-1896), politician and banker, was born on 21 January 1834 near Bury, Lancashire, England, son of a Dubliner, Rev. Edward Verdon, vicar of St Anne's, Tottington, Lancashire,...

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(Sir) George Frederic Verdon, who was interested in astronomy, was appointed honorary assistant in the Melbourne Observatory in 1858. Through his political positions he was able to increase funds for the Observatory, F. Mueller, and the National Museum of Victoria.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Verdon, George Frederic
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Verdon, Sir George Frederic (1834-1896)
    Shaw, A. G. L.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1976
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 6, 330-332
  3. Science and the making of Victoria
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001

Resources by George Frederic Verdon (9)

  1. Letters
    Verdon, George Frederic, Sir, 1834-1896
    [ Unpublished : 1967 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  2. A catalogue of the books of George Verdon
    Verdon, George Frederic Sir, 1834-1896
    [ Unpublished : 1868 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  3. Catalogue of the priceless art treasures (ancient and modern) of the late Sir George Verdon ... : to be sold by auction by Gemmell, Tucket & Co. ... ..
    Gemmell, Tuckett & Co
    [ Book : 1896 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  4. Catalogue of the most beautiful and costly art [&] furniture : marble statuary, real bronzes, art treasures, oil paintings [&] water colour drawings, fine old engravings, &c., collected by Sir George Verdon, K.C.M.G., C.B. : to be sold by auction by ...
    Gemmell, Tuckett & Co
    [ Book : 1891 ]
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    At State Library VIC
    Catalogue of the most beautiful and costly art [&] furniture : marble statuary, real bronzes, art treasures, oil paintings [&] water colour drawings, fine old engravings, &c., collected by Sir George Verdon, K.C.M.G., C.B. : to be sold by auction by Gemmell, Tuckett & Co. ... on Monday, 1st June, 1891 ... ..
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  5. The present and future of municipal government in Victoria / by George Frederic Verdon
    Verdon, George Frederic Sir, 1834-1896
    [ Book : 1858 ]
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  6. Letters
    Verdon, George Frederic, Sir, 1834-1896
    [ Unpublished : 1880-1889 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  7. Manufacture of beet root sugar : copy of two despatches from the Agent-General on the subject of the manufacture of sugar from beet-root, together with estimates of sugar-houses, plans, drawings of machinery, etc., enclosed therein
    Verdon, George Frederic Sir, 1834-1896
    [ Book : 1871 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  8. Opening of the Barry Hall / [by...George Verdon]
    Verdon, George Frederic Sir, 1834-1896
    [ Book : 1886 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  9. Orphei poetarum vetustissimi Argonauticōn opus Graecu[m], cu[m] interpretatione Latina incerti autoris, recens addita, & dilige[n]tius quàm hactenus eme[n]data
    Crivelli, Leodrisio, active 15th century
    [ Book : 1523 ]
    Languages: Latin;Greek, Modern (1453- ), [1 other]
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  1. Letters
    Verdon, George Frederic, Sir, 1834-1896
    [ Unpublished : 1967 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  2. A catalogue of the books of George Verdon
    Verdon, George Frederic Sir, 1834-1896
    [ Unpublished : 1868 ]
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  3. Catalogue of the priceless art treasures (ancient and modern) of the late Sir George Verdon ... : to be sold by auction by Gemmell, Tucket & Co. ... ..
    Gemmell, Tuckett & Co
    [ Book : 1896 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  4. Catalogue of the most beautiful and costly art [&] furniture : marble statuary, real bronzes, art treasures, oil paintings [&] water colour drawings, fine old engravings, &c., collected by Sir George Verdon, K.C.M.G., C.B. : to be sold by auction by ...
    Gemmell, Tuckett & Co
    [ Book : 1891 ]
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    At State Library VIC
    Catalogue of the most beautiful and costly art [&] furniture : marble statuary, real bronzes, art treasures, oil paintings [&] water colour drawings, fine old engravings, &c., collected by Sir George Verdon, K.C.M.G., C.B. : to be sold by auction by Gemmell, Tuckett & Co. ... on Monday, 1st June, 1891 ... ..
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  5. HON. GEORGE FREDERICK VERDON, TREASURER
    [ Art work : 1863 ]
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    HON. GEORGE FREDERICK VERDON, TREASURER
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  6. The Hon. G. F. Verdon, M.L.A
    Calvert, Samuel, 1828-1913
    [ Art work : 1865 ]
    Possibly online
    At State Library VIC
    The Hon. G. F. Verdon, M.L.A
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  7. Sir George Verdon, politician and banker, 1870's / photographer Newman, late Montagu Scott
    Robert W. Newman & Co
    [ Photograph : 1870 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Sir George Verdon, politician and banker, 1870's / photographer Newman, late Montagu Scott
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  8. Sir George Verdon, 3rd President [of the Trustees of the Melbourne Public Library] Johnstone, O'Shannessy & Co
    Johnstone, O'Shannessy & Co
    [ Photograph : 1885 ]
    Possibly online
    At State Library VIC
    Sir George Verdon, 3rd President [of the Trustees of the Melbourne Public Library] Johnstone, O'Shannessy & Co
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  9. Avenue of fern trees - Sir G. Verdon's [Vic.]
    [ Photograph : 1872 ]
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    Avenue of fern trees - Sir G. Verdon's [Vic.]
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  10. Catalogue of a magnificent library of most carefully selected editions of the best authors in the various departments of literature, and a suite of library furniture, in oak, to be sold by auction by Gemmell, Tuckett & Co. : under instructions from t...
    Gemmell, Tuckett & Co
    [ Book : 1868 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  1. Website: Using Lives: Essays in Australian Biography and History
    adb.anu.edu.au
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  1. MR. CHAPMAN AND MR. BROOKE.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 8 January 1861 p 7 Article
    ... —     Temple-court, Friday, Jan. 4.   My dear Sir,—In The Argus report of your speech last ... have been misinformed of, or must have misconceived, what passed between Mr. Verdon and myself on the ... 1131 words
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  2. DEATH OF SIR GEORGE VERDON.
    Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918) Saturday 19 September 1896 p 5 Article Illustrated
    ... DEATH OF SiR GEORGE VERDON. Wo regret to havo to record the death of Sir George Fredorio Verdon, K ... .C.M.G. Sir George Verdon took no activo part in politics after entering tho service of tho hank, but ho often ... 792 words
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  3. DEATH OF SIR GEORGE VERDON.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Monday 14 September 1896 p 5 Article
    ... DEATH OF SIR GEORGE VERDON. Wo regret to have to record the death of Sir Guorgo Frederic Verdon, K ... associate of the Institute of Civil Engineers. Sir George Verdon took no activo part in politics after ... 1186 words
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  1. Descriptive catalogue of minerals in the collection of the Hon. George Verdon, C.B. / by Harry Emanuel
    Emanuel, Harry
    [ Book : 1868 ]
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  2. A Compendium of the Law of Merchant Shipping: With an Appendix, Containing All the Statutes of ..
    Frederic Philip Maude , Sir Charles Edward Pollock
    [ Book : 1881 ]
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  3. Anecdotes and Traditions: Illustrative of Early English History and Literature, Derived from Ms ..
    Sir Nicholas L 'Estrange, John Aubrey , John Collet, William John Thoms
    [ Book : 1839 ]
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  4. Anecdotes and traditions, illustrative of early English history and literature, derived from ms. sources
    Thoms, William John, 1803-1885; Aubrey, John, 1626-1697; Collet, John, b. 1633; L'Estrange, Nicholas, Sir, d. 1655
    [ Book : 1839 ]
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  1. Government Gazette Appointments and Employment
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Tuesday 14 December 1926 [Issue No.163 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 5305

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    ... Strang ward, 2*2 Hunter-street, Parramatta; Agnew, Cyril George, Urbenville ; Ainsworjbh, Phillip Isaac ... , Colombatti; Ainsworth, William John, Eastbourne, Taylor's Arm road, Macksville; Alam, George, Dunedoo; Alain ... 10943 words
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    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Wednesday 14 December 1887 [Issue No.722 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 8311

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    ... advice of the Executive Council, has been pleased to appoint The Honorable Sir George Frederic Verdon, K ... 60 words
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  3. MAGISTRATES.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 4 December 1885 [Issue No.590] p 7800

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    ... , Auchentorlie, Dungog,— Esquires ,* and Verdon Sir George Frederic^ K.C.M.G., C.B., Melbourne, Victoria, be ... ; and Verdon Sir George, 3LC.M.G., C.B., Melbourne, Victoria, in the List of Magistrates of the Colony ... 162 words
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    Grey, George, Sir, 1812-1898
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  3. Correspondence
    Duffy, Charles Gavan Sir, 1816-1903
    [ Unpublished : 1856-1877 ]
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  1. George Frederic Verdon, Politician & Banker (1834-1896)
    Deborah Tout-Smith; Jon Augier
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    Edel, Raymond A
    The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
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    Stevens, Alexis; Poole, Sheila M; Simmons, Andria; Hunt, April; Ellis, Ralph; Morris, Mike; Tagami, Ty
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, GA)
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