Robinson, Herbert Edward Cooper (1857-1933)

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Robinson, Herbert Edward (1857-1933)
Field of activity
Map Publisher; Map publisher
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1469196

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Herbert Edward Cooper Robinson (1857?-1933), map publisher, was baptised on 6 January 1858 at Winchester, Hampshire, England, sixth child of Sidney Rudge Robinson (d.1898), medical practitioner, and his...

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Herbert Robinson was the founder of H.E.C. Robinson Ltd, which became a subsidiary of Angus & Robertson in 1959. He was a friend and technical collaborator of Sir Edgeworth David and helped to produce David's monumental large-scale "Geological Map of the Commonwealth of Australia" in 1932.

  • Life event - Baptised
  • Life event - Arrived in Australia (New South Wales?)
  • Career position - Draughtsman in the Public Service
  • Career position - Higinbotham, Robinson & Harrison established
  • Career position - Founder of the (Royal) Geographical Society of Australasia
  • Career position - Contract Draughtsman with the Department of Mines
  • Career position - Map-publishing business established
  • Career position - H.E.C. Robinson Ltd officially incorporated
  • Career position - Delegate to the 1923 Sydney Regional Plan Convention
  • Career position - company bought out

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Mr. Herbert Edward Cooper Robinson, one of the oldest map publishers in Australia, died at St Luke's Private Hospital, Darlinghurst, last night after a short illness. He was managing director of H....

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Robinson, Herbert Edward
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Robinson, Herbert Edward Cooper (1857?-1933)
    Walsh, G. P.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 11, 425-426

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  1. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Albert John Higinbotham and Herbert Edward Cooper Robinson, trading as "Higinbotham & Robinson."
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