McLeay, Alexander (1767-1848)

Also known as
M'Leay, Alexander (1767-1848)
Macleay, Alexander (1767-1848)
McLeay, Alexander, FRS (1767-1848)
Field of activity
public servant; entomologist; Entomologist
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Biographies

Alexander McLeay (1767-1848), public servant and entomologist, was born on 24 June 1767 in Ross-shire, Scotland, the son of William Macleay, provost of Wick and deputy-lieutenant of Caithness. He was descended...

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Alexander McLeay was Secretary of the Linnean Society of London 1798-1825, and Colonial Secretary of New South Wales 1825-36. He remained in Australia until his death and was involved in colonial politics, administration and scientific activities.

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  1. Correspondence with His Excellency Sir Richard Bourke and other documents relative to the removal of Alexander McLeay from the office of Colonial Secretary of New South Wales
    Bourke, Richard Sir, 1777-1855
    [ Book : 1838 ]
    At UQ Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 19.938)

  2. Correspondence with His Excellency, Sir Richard Bourke ... : and other documents relative to the removal of Alexander M'Leay ... from the office of Colonial Secretary of New South Wales
    Bourke, Richard Sir, 1777-1855
    [ Book : 1838 ]
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    At 3 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 17.167)

  3. Correspondence between Major-Gen. Sir Richard Bourke ... and Alexander M'Leay..
    Bourke, Richard Sir, 1777-1855
    [ Book : 1837 ]
    Possibly online
    At 3 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 15.862)

  4. [Letter] 1826 Oct. 10, Fort Dundas, Melville Island [to] Alex. McLeay, Colonial Secretary, [Sydney, N.S.W.] [John] Campbell, Major
    Campbell, John Major
    [ Book : 1983 ]
    At CDU Library
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  5. A catalogue of an extensive and valuable library of nearly 4000 volumes : among which will be found the best works on theology, biography, history, botany, medicine, arts, sciences, mathematics, education, and every branch of polite literature : comp...
    Blackman, John, fl. 1834-1846
    [ Book : 1846 ]
    At UQ Library
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  6. Circular / [Alexander M'Leay]
    McLeay, Alexander, 1767-1848
    [ Book : 1830 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
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  7. [Typed copies regarding the appointment of Mr. John Carmichael 1851]
    Mitchell, Thomas Sir, 1792-1855
    [ Book : 1919 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  8. A portion of the report of the public meeting, held on Friday, Oct. 19th, 1838, in the Hall of the Mechanics' School of Arts, containing the speech of G.A. Robinson
    Australian Aborigines' Protection Society
    [ Book : 1865 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  9. Circular [of the Colonial Secretary, 23 July 1836]
    New South Wales. Colonial Secretary's Office
    [ Book : 1836 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  10. Additional regulations for annual surveys of public stores. &c. in the Colony of New South Wales / [By command of his Excellency the Governor, Alexander McLeay]
    New South Wales. Governor
    [ Book : 1829 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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Resources about Alexander McLeay (15)

  1. Correspondence with His Excellency Sir Richard Bourke and other documents relative to the removal of Alexander McLeay from the office of Colonial Secretary of New South Wales
    Bourke, Richard Sir, 1777-1855
    [ Book : 1838 ]
    At UQ Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 20.547)

  2. Correspondence with His Excellency, Sir Richard Bourke ... : and other documents relative to the removal of Alexander M'Leay ... from the office of Colonial Secretary of New South Wales
    Bourke, Richard Sir, 1777-1855
    [ Book : 1838 ]
    Possibly online
    At 3 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 16.955)

  3. Correspondence between Major-Gen. Sir Richard Bourke ... and Alexander M'Leay..
    Bourke, Richard Sir, 1777-1855
    [ Book : 1837 ]
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    At 3 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 15.526)

  4. Alexander Macleay : from Scotland to Sydney / Derelie Cherry
    Cherry, Derelie Ann, 1952-
    [ Book : 2012 ]
    At 63 libraries
    Alexander Macleay : from Scotland to Sydney / Derelie Cherry
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  5. Mr McLeay's Elizabeth Bay garden : plants, privilege, and power in Sydney's early scientific community / by Lionel Gilbert
    Gilbert, Lionel A. (Lionel Arthur), 1924-
    [ Book : 2000 ]
    At 10 libraries
    Mr McLeay's Elizabeth Bay garden : plants, privilege, and power in Sydney's early scientific community / by Lionel Gilbert
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  6. Alexander Macleay F.R.S: a former Colonial Secretary of NSW
    [ Photograph : 1911 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Alexander Macleay F.R.S: a former Colonial Secretary of NSW
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  7. Presentation of a piece of plate to Alexander McLeay ... by a numerous body of his fellow colonists, inhabitants of New South Wales
    [ Book : 1839 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.26)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.26)

  8. Plan shewing the situation of the allotments for sale at Darlinghurst Elizabeth Bay : the property of Alexr. Mcleay Esqre. by Mr S. Lyons / Edward J.H. Knapp Land Surveyor
    Knapp, E. J. H. (Edward James Howes), 1809-1875
    [ Map : 1840-1849 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    Plan shewing the situation of the allotments for sale at Darlinghurst Elizabeth Bay : the property of Alexr. Mcleay Esqre. by Mr S. Lyons / Edward J.H. Knapp Land Surveyor
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.136)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.136)

  9. Alexander Macleay
    [ Photograph ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Alexander Macleay
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  10. Presentation of a piece of plate to Alexander Macleay ... by a numerous body of his fellow colonists, inhabitants of New South Wales
    [ Book : 1942 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.784)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.784)

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  1. Still, Alexander (-1830)
    ... On Saturday night at eight o'clock, Alexander Still, Esq., late principal muster-clerk in the ofice ...
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  2. Macleay, George, (Sir) (1809-1891)
    ... Alexander McLeay. The McLeays, an old Caithness landed family, were connected by marriage with the Roses of... ...
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  3. Macleay, William Sharp (1792-1865)
    ... eldest son of Alexander McLeay. He was educated at Westminster School, where he distinguished himself... ...
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  1. Kyle Family Billybiang Creek
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    Family of Nicholas Whear Roberts - His wife Jane Pearce 1844 – 1915; Son John Henry Roberts 1862 – 1932; daughter Mary Jane Roberts 1863 – 1863; daughter Mary Ann Roberts 1864 – 1944; and daughter Cat...

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  3. Bowral NSW Deaths
    Bowral NSW Deaths
    Created by Lavinia, 83 items.

    A list of individuals who died at Bowral NSW

    Keywords: Bowral NSW - death
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  1. Collection of maps taken from the Norton Smith & Co. papers of James William-Onslow concerning property at Elizabeth Bay, Darlinghurst
    Lyons, Samuel, 1791-1851
    [ Map : 1841-1895 ]
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  2. Brownlow Hill, the Estate of Alexander McLeay Esqre
    [ Map : 1829 ]
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  3. [Plan of Cow Pastures at Camden]
    [ Map : 1829 ]
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  1. Copies of letters to Alexander McLeay, Colonial Secretary, NSW concerning the murder by aborigines of Capt. Collett Barker near the mouth of the River Murray
    Davis, Robert Martin
    [ Unpublished : 1900 ]
    At RGSSA Library
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  2. Political pamphlets : Sydney : 1832-69
    [ Published : 1832-1869 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Letters and despatches
    Parry, William Edward Sir, 1790-1855
    [ Microform, Unpublished : 1900-1999 ]
    At National Library
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  1. Website: Bright sparcs
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  2. Website: Using Lives: Essays in Australian Biography and History
    adb.anu.edu.au
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  3. Website: Paul McLeay, MP - Member for Heathcote [2011 NSW State Election]
    www.paulmcleay.com.au
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  1. Bob Carr Canberra aspirations speculation
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. News
    [ Sound : 2003 ]
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    At ABC Radio National
    Bob Carr Canberra aspirations speculation
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  2. Dame Enid Lyons interviewed by Mel Pratt in the Mel Pratt collection
    Lyons, Enid Muriel Dame, 1897-1981
    [ Sound : 1972 ]
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    At National Library
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  3. Gary Johns interviewed by Peter Donovan in the Old Parliament House political and parliamentary oral history project
    Johns, Gary Thomas, 1952-
    [ Sound : 2011 ]
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  4. Con Sciacca interviewed by Garry Sturgess in the Old Parliament House political and parliamentary oral history project
    Sciacca, Concetto
    [ Sound : 2011 ]
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  1. A new museum of natural history, history and technology for Adelaide, South Australia / D.A.R. McLeay
    McLeay, Donald Alexander Ross
    [ Thesis : 1964 ]
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  2. Circular colonial secretary's office
    McLeay, Alexander
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  3. International financial reporting standards : context, analysis and comment / edited by David Alexander and Christopher Nobes
    Alexander, David, 1941-
    [ Book : 2007-2008 ]
    At 7 libraries
    International financial reporting standards : context, analysis and comment / edited by David Alexander and Christopher Nobes
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  4. Twelve hundred miles on the River Murray / by A.S. Murray ; with facsimile illustrations in colours by the author
    Murray, A. S. (Alexander Sutherland), active 1898-1899
    [ Book : 1898 ]
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    Twelve hundred miles on the River Murray / by A.S. Murray ; with facsimile illustrations in colours by the author
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  1. Pooh-bah in Illawarra
    McLeay, Alexander
    [ Article : 1987 ]
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  2. Elizabeth Bay House
    Hughes, Brian
    Ports of New South Wales Journal
    [ Article : 1977 ]
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  3. Count Your Chickens (19 December 1955 - 23 December 1955) [Event description]
    [ Article : 1955 ]
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  4. Promises on Speakership are non-core
    Asia Africa Intelligence Wire
    [ Article : 2004 ]
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  1. WEDDING. McLeay—Clarke.
    Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954) Saturday 3 June 1911 p 4 Article
    ... WEDDING. McLeay-Clarke. 'In the Clunes Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, 21st May, Mr. Alexander ...   Clarke, of , Clunes, and Winifred, fifth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robort McLeay, of "Hopewell ... 307 words
    • Text last corrected on 23 December 2012 by anonymous
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  2. MRS. SARAH McLEAY.
    Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1915 - 1954) Thursday 11 June 1931 p 4 Article
    ... . Her -husband, v,wlio >is 87.' years old; survives; with five' sons, : viz.', Alessrs. Alexander ... MRS, SARAH McLEAY. The death occurred yesterday afternoon, at the, -Lower Ctiirence Hospital, Atac ... 157 words
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  3. Mr. Alex McLeay.
    The Macleay Chronicle (Kempsey, NSW : 1899 - 1952) Wednesday 10 September 1947 p 2 Article
    ... , Waterloo, of Mr. Alexander McLeay, 87, father of Mr. James McLeay, of Stuart Street, Kempsey. Formerly of ... Mr. Alex McLeay. The death occurred on September 4 at his daughter's residence, Cooperstreet ... 69 words
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