Townson, Robert (1762-1827)

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Scholar; Scientist; Settler; Naturalist
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Robert Townson (1762?-1827), scholar, scientist and settler, was probably baptized on 4 April 1762 at Richmond, Surrey, England, son of John Townson, merchant. Robert's zest for natural history dictated...

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Robert Townson arrived in Sydney in 1807 after travelling widely as a gentleman scholar in Europe. He was hailed as the most eminent scholar in the young colony. Unfortunately, he had difficulties with the administration and did little science after his arrival.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Townson, Robert
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Townson, Robert (1763-1827), scholar, scientist and settler
    Goodin, V. W. E.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 2, 537-538
  3. Biographical Sketches of Some of the Members of the Philosophical Society of Australasia
    Cambage, R.H.
    Published: 1921
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, lv, xxxiii-xlii

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