Macleay, William John, (Sir) (1820-1891)

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Macleay, William John (1820-1891)
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Pastoralist; Politician; Patron Of Science; Naturalist; Entomologist
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Sir William John Macleay (1820-1891), pastoralist, politician and patron of science, was born on 13 June 1820 at Wick, Caithness, Scotland, second son of Kenneth Macleay of Keiss and his wife Barbara,...

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Sir William John Macleay, a New South Wales pastoralist, politician and scientist, was the founder of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney and helped to found the Entomological Society of New South Wales. He wrote widely on entomology, icthyology and zoology.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Macleay, William John
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Sir William John Macleay, 1820-1891
    Brodie, Marc
    Published: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004
    Series: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  3. The Macleay Collectors: a Working Notebook
    Tilbrook, Louis
    Published: The Macleay Museum, Sydney, 1992
  4. William John Macleay - Entomological Lion?
    Horning, D. S.
    Published: 1992
    Series: Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 113, 3-14
  5. Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930
    Musgrave, A.
    Published: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932
  6. A Squatter Went to Sea. The story of Sir William Macleay's New Guinea Expedition and his life in Sydney
    MacMillan, David S.
    Published: Currawong Publishing Co., Sydney, 1957
  7. The Macleay Memorial Volume
    Fletcher, J.J.
    Published: Sydney, 1893
  8. Mr Macleay's celebrated cabinet: the history of the Macleays and their museum
    Stanbury, Peter and Holland, Julian
    Published: Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, Sydney, 1988
  9. Alexander, William Sharp, and William John Macleay: Their Ornithology and Museum
    Fulton, G. R.
    Published: Nuttall Ornithological Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2012
    Series: Contributions to the History of Australasian Ornithology, Volume 2, 327-93

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  1. Descriptive catalogue of Australian fishes / by William Macleay
    Macleay, William, Sir, 1820-1891
    [ Book : 1881 ]
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  1. A squatter went to sea / by David S. Macmillan
    Macmillan, David S. (David Stirling)
    [ Book : 1957 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  2. The Macleay memorial volume / edited by J. J. Fletcher
    Etheridge, R. (Robert), 1846-1920
    [ Book : 1893 ]
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  3. The Macleay memorial volume / edited by J.J. Fletcher
    Fletcher, J. J. (Joseph James), 1850-1926
    [ Book : 1893 ]
    At 28 libraries
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  4. Sir William Macleay : squatter, member of Parliament and scientist / Peter Stanbury
    Stanbury, Peter, 1934-
    [ Book : 1979 ]
    At 7 libraries
    Sir William Macleay : squatter, member of Parliament and scientist / Peter Stanbury
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  5. A squatter went to sea : the story of Sir William Macleay's New Guinea expedition (1875) and his life in Sydney
    Macmillan, David S. (David Stirling)
    [ Book : 1957 ]
    At 8 libraries
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  6. A squatter went to sea : the story of Sir William Macleay's New Guinea expedition (1875) and his life in Sydney : by David S. Macmillan
    Macmillan, David S. (David Stirling)
    [ Book : 1957 ]
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  7. A squatter went to sea : the story of Sir William Macleay's New Guinea expedition and his life in Sydney / by David S. Macmillan
    Macmillan, David S. (David Stirling)
    [ Book : 1957 ]
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  1. McLeay, Alexander (1767-1848)
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  2. Macleay, William Sharp (1792-1865)
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  1. SIR WILLIAM MACLEAY.
    Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935) Saturday 19 December 1891 p 32 Article Illustrated
    ... June, 1820, in Caithness, Sootlaud,.and was educated at tho Academy of Edinburgh and subseoaentW at ... SIR WILLIAM MACLEAY. Sir William Afaoleay, M.L.G.,-who died In Sydney last week, was born on 13th ... 838 words
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  2. MACLEAY.
    Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) Wednesday 17 June 1891 p 6 Article
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  3. DEATH OF SIR WILLIAM MACLEAY.
    The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Friday 11 December 1891 p 2 Article
    ... 'nlso Miss Dean-Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. J. W; Campbell. ' '' ' William Muoleay was born on Juno 13, 1820 ... DEATH OF-SIR WlLtlA-M MACLEAY.' ' :' Sm Wntuir Macleav, M.L.C:.died at his latq residence ... 1153 words
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  1. Sir William Macleay - papers, 1829-1894
    Macleay, William, Sir, 1820-1891
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  2. Sir William Denison (Sydney) to William S. Macleay, 07 August 1855, (File), (from Records held by the Linnean Society of London / Macleay Correspondence )
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  3. Macleay family collection
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