Buddicom, Robert Arthur (1874-1951)

Also known as
Bedford, Robert (1874-1951)
Field of activity
Scientist; Local Entrepreneur; Museum director; Palaeontologist
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1462598

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Robert Arthur Buddicom (1874-1951), scientist and local entrepreneur, was born on 7 November 1874 at Ticklerton, Shropshire, England, son of William Squire Buddicom, landowner, and his wife Elizabeth Haughton,...

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Robert Buddicom, who changed his name to Bedford when he arrived in Australia in 1915, established the Kyancutta Museum and Library on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. His major work was on meteorites, and archeocyathinae and related fossils.

Born Shropshire, England, 7 November 1874. Died Kyancutta, 14 February 1951. Educated University of Oxford (BA 1897). Oxford biological scholar, marine biological station, Naples 1897-98; curator, Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery 1900-01; founded and edited a journal, "Life" 1902; market-gardener, Shiplake, Oxfordshire; demonstrator and lecturer, London Hospital Medical College 1906-14; migrated to Australia 1915 as Robert Bedford after a court action in England, settling at Kyancutta, South Australia; various activities in Australia, including working as a physician and veterinary surgeon, sending regular weather reports from Kyancutta to Adelaide, resulting in the recognition of Kyancutta as an official weather-station; experimented with a phonetic system of English; opened the Kyancutta Museum and Library 1929 to house his palaeontological specimens; examined meteorite craters, Henbury, Central Australia 1931-38. Founder, Adelaide Rationalist Society 1920.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Buddicom, Robert Arthur
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Robert Buddicom: prophet and utopist
    Brett-Crowther, M. R.
    Published: 1974
    Series: Shropshire Magazine, Aug
  3. Buddicom, Robert Arthur (1874-1951), scientist and local entrepreneur
    Brett-Crowther, M. R.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 7, 475-476

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