Hobbs, William (1822-1890)

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Medical Practitioner; Physician
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William Hobbs (1822-1890), medical practitioner, was born in London, son of James Hobbs and his wife Anne, née Phillips. He was admitted a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in London on 15 May 1843....

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William Hobbs arrived in Australia on board the migrant ship where he was employed as the ship's surgeon. He soon set up a private medical practise in Brisbane (1849-1888) and was Health Officer for Brisbane from 1854 to 1888. Hobbs was the first to administer the chloroform anaesthetic in Brisbane in 1854. He was involved in many medical bodies in Queensland and carried out research on the medicinal qualities of dugong oil, of which he became an advocate.

  • Life event - Migrated to Australia (Moreton Bay, Queensland)
  • Career position - Private medical practice in Brisbane
  • Career position - Health Officer for Brisbane
  • Career position - Member of the Medical Board of Queensland
  • Career position - Member of the Executive Council
  • Career position - Member of the Legislative Council

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Hobbs, William
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Hobbs, William (1822-1890)
    Powell, Owen
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1972
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 4, 402-403

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  1. Halicore dugong Australis : J. Lionel Ching & Co... sole proprietors, Dunheved Island, Queensland
    Hobbs, William, 1822-1890
    [ Book : 1888 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. Elaiopathy, the administration of the oil of the dugong, Halicore australis, as a curative agent in chronic disease : a lecture / by William Hobbs
    Hobbs, William, 1822-1890
    [ Book : 1857 ]
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  1. Drs. D. K. Ballow and W. Hobbs
    [ Book : 1970 ]
    At National Library
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  1. Letter of reference for Mr William Hobbs
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  1. RE will of THOMAS WILLIAM HOBBS, late of Milton, in
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  2. Thomas Hobbs v. John Nunan.
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    ... Sheriff's Office, Sydney, 13th March, 1862. In the SuDreme Court of New South Wales. Thomas Hobbs v ... Nunan and two acres conveyed to William Moran. JOHN PRELAN, Uiider Sheriff. 873—1 ' £1 Is. ... 269 words
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  2. An explorer-scientist's pilgrimage : the autobiography of William Herbert Hobbs
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  1. QUEENSLAND PIONEERS. Dr. William Hobbs.
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  2. QUEENSLAND PIONEERS Dr William Hobbs
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  3. PARLIAMENT OF QUEENSLAND. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. THURSDAY, JULY 4. AUSTRALIAN SURVEY.
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    ... . AUSTRALIAN SURVEY. Dr HOBBS laid on the table certain papers relativeto a topographical survey of Australia ... . Ordered to. be printed. REVENUE AND AUDIT BILL. On the motion of Dr. HOBBS this Bill was read a second ... 156 words
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  2. William Macmahon Ball interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
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  4. Dr William Hobbs and Elaiopathy: the start of a major ecological disaster
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