Rennie, Edward Henry (1852-1927)

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Edward Henry Rennie (1852-1927), scientist, was born on 19 August 1852 at Balmain, Sydney, eldest son of Edward Alexander Rennie, clerk and later auditor-general, and his English wife Harriet, née Cummins,...

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Edward Rennie was the Angas Professor of Chemistry, University of Adelaide from 1885. Early in his career he was also South Australian government analyst and inspector of explosives.

  • Education - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Education - Master of Arts (M.A.), The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc), The University of London, England
  • Education - Doctor of Science (D.Sc.), The University of London, England
  • Career position - Angas Chair of Chemistry, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Head - President, Royal Society of South Australia
  • Career position - Dean of Science, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Career position - Founding Vice-President, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Career event - Founder, South Australian School of Mines and Industry
  • Career position - Council Member, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Head - President, Royal Society of South Australia
  • Head - President, Society of Chemical Industry of South Australia
  • Chair - Chairman, State Committee, Commonwealth Advisory Council of Science and Industry
  • Head - Council President, School of Mines and Industries, Australia
  • Career position - Council Member, Australian National Committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
  • Career event - Founder of the Commonwealth Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Head - President and Founding member, Australian Chemical Institute
  • Head - President, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Rennie, Edward Henry
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Presidential Address, Philosophical Society of South Australia
    Rennie, Edward H.
    Published: Philosophical Society of Adelaide, Adelaide, 1889
    Series: Transactions and Proceedings and Report of the Philosophical Society of Adelaide, South Australia, 11, 225-234
  3. On the Discolouration of Some White Bricks Made from Certain Clays in the Neighbourhood of Sydney
    Rennie, E.H.
    Published: Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1883
    Series: Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 17, 133-134
  4. On the Colouring Matter of Drosera whittakeri
    Rennie, Edward H.
    Published: Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1890
    Series: Report of the Second Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 2, 398-399
  5. On the Ocurrence of Aesculin in Bursaria spinosa
    Rennie, Edward H.
    Published: Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1890
    Series: Report of the Second Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 2, 399
  6. Notes on the Sweet Principle of Smilax Glycyphylla
    Rennie, Edward H.
    Published: Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1886
    Series: Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 20, 211-212
  7. On the Acids of the Native Currant
    Rennie, E.H.
    Published: Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1880
    Series: Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 14, 119-121
  8. Note on the Alkaloids of Strychnos psilosperma
    Rennie, Edward H. and Goyder, Jun., G.
    Published: Stillwell and Co., Melbourne, 1891
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, NEW SERIES, 4, 29-30
  9. Presidential Address in Section B : Chemistry and Mineralogy
    Rennie, Edward H.
    Published: Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1890
    Series: Report of the Second Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 2, 55-66
  10. Note on the Determination of Nitrates in the Adelaide Water
    Rennie, Edward H. and Turner, E.F.
    Published: Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1893
    Series: Report of the Fifth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 5, 325-326
  11. Preliminary Note on the Coloring Matter of Lomatia ilicifolia
    Rennie, Edward H.
    Published: Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1893
    Series: Report of the Fifth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 5, 326
  12. Some Notes on the Poisonous Constituents of Stephania hernandiaefolia
    Rennie, Edward H. and Turner, E.F.
    Published: Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1895
    Series: Report of the Sixth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 6, 277-278
  13. Poisoning by Tinned Foods
    Rennie, Edward H.
    Published: Philosophical Society of Adelaide, Adelaide, 1887
    Series: Transactions and Proceedings and Report of the Philosophical Society of Adelaide, South Australia, 9, 10-11
  14. Early Chemists of Sydney
    McKern, H. H. G.
    Published: 2006
  15. On some So-Called South Australian Rubies
    Rennie, Edward H.
    Published: Philosophical Society of Adelaide, Adelaide, 1889
    Series: Transactions and Proceedings and Report of the Philosophical Society of Adelaide, South Australia, 11, 17-18
  16. Rennie, Edward Henry (1852-1927), Scientist
    Barker, J. M.; Stranks, D.R.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 11, 361-362
  17. The Colouring Matter of Drosera whittakeri
    Rennie, Edward H.
    Published: Chemical Society, London, 1887
    Series: Journal of the Chemical Society, London, 51, 371-377
  18. The resins of Ficus rubiginosa and F. macrophylla.
    Rennie, E.H. and Goyder, G. , Jr.
    Published: Gurney & Jackson., London, 1892
    Series: Proceedings of the Chemical Society, 115, 146
  19. Chemistry and Mineralogy
    Rennie, E.H.
    Published: 1890
    Series: The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 62, 45-47, 53-55
  20. Parabenzylphenol and its Derivatives and a New Benzylphenol
    Rennie, Edward H.
    Published: 1886
    Series: The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 53, 178
  21. A Colouring Matter from Lomatia ilicifolia and Lomatia longifolia
    Rennie, Edward H.
    Published: Chemical Society, London, 1895
    Series: Journal of the Chemical Society, London, 67, 784-793
  22. Notes on the Colouring Matter of Drosera whittakeri
    Rennie, Edward H.
    Published: Philosophical Society of Adelaide, Adelaide, 1888
    Series: Transactions and Proceedings and Report of the Philosophical Society of Adelaide, South Australia, 10, 72-73
  23. The Resins of Ficus rubiginosa and Ficus macrophylla (Preliminary Note)
    Rennie, Edward H. and Goyder, Jun., G.
    Published: Chemical Society, London, 1892
    Series: Journal of the Chemical Society, London, 61, 916-921
  24. Fluorescence of Bursaria spinosa
    Rennie, Edward H.
    Published: Philosophical Society of Adelaide, Adelaide, 1890
    Series: Transactions and Proceedings and Report of the Philosophical Society of Adelaide, South Australia, 13, 237
  25. On Phlorizin
    Rennie, Edward H.
    Published: Chemical Society, London, 1887
    Series: Journal of the Chemical Society, London, 51, 634-637
  26. Glycyphyllin, the Sweet Principle of Smilax glycyphylla
    Rennie, Edward H.
    Published: Chemical Society, London, 1886
    Series: Journal of the Chemical Society, London, 49, 857-865
  27. Action of the Halogens on the Salts of Organic Bases. Part II. Tetramethylammonium Salts
    Dobbin, Leonard and Rennie, Edward H.
    Published: Chemical Society, London, 1886
    Series: Journal of the Chemical Society, London, 49, 846-857
  28. Parabenzylphenol and its Derivatives (Part III), and on an Isomeric Benzylphenol
    Rennie, Edward H.
    Published: Chemical Society, London, 1886
    Series: Journal of the Chemical Society, London, 49, 406-411
  29. On the Poisonous Constituents of Stephania hernandifolia
    Rennie, Edward H. and Turner, E.F.
    Published: Philosophical Society of Adelaide, Adelaide, 1893
    Series: Transactions and Proceedings and Report of the Philosophical Society of Adelaide, South Australia, 17, 186-188
  30. Note on a Volcanic Ash from Tanna
    Rennie, Edward H. and Turner, E.F.
    Published: Philosophical Society of Adelaide, Adelaide, 1891
    Series: Transactions and Proceedings and Report of the Philosophical Society of Adelaide, South Australia, 14, 256
  31. The Colouring Matters of Drosera Whittakeri
    Rennie, Edward H.
    Published: Chemical Society, London, 1893
    Series: Journal of the Chemical Society, London, 63, 1083-1089
  32. Denis Oswald Jordan 1914-82
    Coates, J. H.
    Published: 1985
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 6, 2, 237-246
  33. Chemistry in Australia Bibliography
    Collins, David
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2009

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