Thomson, J. P. (James Park) (1854-1941)

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Thomson, J. P. (1854-1941)
Thomson, James Park (1854-1941)
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Geographer; Public Servant; Astronomer
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Biographies

James Park Thomson (1854-1941), geographer and public servant, was born on 20 June 1854 and baptized on 23 July at Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland, eldest son of Lawrence Thomson, farmer, and his wife...

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James Thomson was the founder, in 1885, of Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Queensland Branch, was president 1894-1897 and edited its "Journal". He had a private observatory and was responsible for the adoption of the zonal system for reckoning time.

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Selected resources (3)

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Thomson, James Park
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Thomson, James Park (1854-1941), Geographer and Public Servant
    Kitson, W. S.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 12, 216
  3. The Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Queensland) Inc.: the Thomson Years, 1885-1941
    Griggs, Peter D.
    Published: 1987
    Series: Royal Historical Society of Queensland, 13, 1, 1-19

Resources by J. P. Thomson (47)

  1. James Park Thomson Papers
    Thomson, J. P. (James Park), 1854-1941
    [ Unpublished : 1879-1936 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 207,678.172)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 207,678.172)

  2. James Park Thomson Papers
    Thomson, J. P. (James Park), 1854-1941
    [ Unpublished : 1879-1936 ]
    At State Library of QLD
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 204,259.656)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 204,259.656)

  3. Antarctic observations essential to success in long-range weather forecasting by Dr. JP Thomson
    Hayes, Edward Leo, 1889-1967
    [ Unpublished : 1927 ]
    At UQ Inst Rep
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 119,770.258)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 119,770.258)

  4. Reply by Dr. JP Thomson, to a Report by the Commonwealth Meteorologist dated the 27th March, 1929, on a memoir by the former entitled Droughts and floods: causation and effect
    Hayes, Edward Leo, 1889-1967
    [ Unpublished : 1929 ]
    At UQ Inst Rep
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 111,564.57)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 111,564.57)

  5. Reply by Dr. JP Thomson to a Report by Mr. HA Hunt, Commonwealth Meteorologist, on a proposal for the Establishment of observing stations in Antarctica
    Hayes, Edward Leo, 1889-1967
    [ Unpublished : 1927 ]
    At UQ Inst Rep
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 109,242.93)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 109,242.93)

  6. Expedition to the Gulf of Carpentaria
    Thomson, J. P. (James Park), 1854-1941
    [ Book : 1909 ]
    At RHSV Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 101,984.57)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 101,984.57)

  7. Practical suggestions offered to travellers / by J.P. Thomson
    Thomson, J. P. (James Park), 1854-1941
    [ Book : 1891 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 100,824.148)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 100,824.148)

  8. Report to The Secretary, Home and Territories Department by HA Hunt, Commonwealth Meteorologist, 15 Feb 1927
    Hayes, Edward Leo, 1889-1967
    [ Unpublished : 1927 ]
    At UQ Inst Rep
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  9. Wayside inn, north Queensland
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    [ Photograph ]
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    At State Library of QLD
    Wayside inn, north Queensland
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 81,447.422)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 81,447.422)

  10. The Land of Viti / by J. P. Thomson
    Thomson, J. P. (James Park), 1854-1941
    [ Book : 1894-1900 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 63,578.082)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 63,578.082)

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Resources about J. P. Thomson (6)

  1. James Park Thomson Papers
    Thomson, J. P. (James Park), 1854-1941
    [ Unpublished : 1879-1936 ]
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  2. James Park Thomson Papers
    Thomson, J. P. (James Park), 1854-1941
    [ Unpublished : 1879-1936 ]
    At State Library of QLD
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 204,349.5)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 204,349.5)

  3. Summary of the geographical work of J.P. Thomson, LL.D. / [Arthur Morgan]
    Morgan, Arthur, Sir, 1856-1916
    [ Book : 1907 ]
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    At 3 libraries
    Summary of the geographical work of J.P. Thomson, LL.D. / [Arthur Morgan]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 138,847.922)

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  4. Research notes on the manuscripts regarding J. P. Thomson's expedition to locate and identify the most northerly camp of Burke and Wills in 1909, collated by Ida Leeson, July 1934
    [ Unpublished : 1934 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 124,227.656)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 124,227.656)

  5. Burke and Wills Expedition papers, 1859-1909
    [ Unpublished : 1859-1909 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 68,173.742)

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  6. Zum Individual und Geschlechts-totemismus in Australian
    Haekel, Josef
    [ Book : 1950 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 17,030.895)

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    ... . P., 5793 McDonald, K. A., 7252 Morrison, J. P., 5211 Northam, A. H., 7252 Park, K. L., 2439, 3096 ... Gwydir, 2683 JUDICIARY A ppointments— Browne, J., 1576 Cranley, T. P., 463 Dale, J., 829 de Haas, A ... 280821 words
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    Valuable villa sites at the Gordon Railway Station : for private sale / apply Thomson Bros., auctioneers & valuators, 3 Moore Street Sydney ; W.H. McIntosh, Ben Boyd Road, Neutral Bay ; or E.J.H. Knapp, Martin Chambers, Moore St, Sydney
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  2. Maps and charts of Australia held by the Alexander Turnbull Library
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  3. Redistribution of New South Wales into 49 electoral divisions / Australian Electoral Commission
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  1. The Thomson Family
    The Thomson Family
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    Descendants of:James THOMSON, born 6 February 1794/5, Arngask, Fife/Perth, Scotland, died 4 July 1863, at his residence, near Templers, near Gawler, SA, andCecilia (or Cecil) MATHIE (or MATH...

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  1. The Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Queensland) Inc.: the Thomson years, 1885-1941.. -Presented to a meeting of the Geographical Society, 24th April 1986-
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    Journal (Royal Historical Society of Queensland: 1985)
    [ Article : 1987 ]
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  2. /J^sr/rfcL
    Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F.
    [ Article : 1917 ]
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  3. fi^rfTjuL pep?p-r&
    Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F.
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  4. "A.P.-R” Editorial Notes
    Australasian photo-review.
    [ Article : 1948 ]
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    "A.P.-R” Editorial Notes
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  1. Peter Thomson interviewed by Marnie Haig-Muir for the Sport oral history project
    Thomson, Peter, 1929-2018
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  2. Hector McIvor interviewed by Alistair Thomson in the Parliament's bicentenary oral history project
    McIvor, Hector, 1900-1992
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    Hector McIvor interviewed by Alistair Thomson in the Parliament's bicentenary oral history project
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  3. James Plimsoll in conversation with Clyde R. Cameron
    Plimsoll, James, Sir, 1917-1987
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  4. Mansfield Park / Jane Austen
    Austen, Jane, 1775-1817
    [ Book, Audio book : 1814-2018 ]
    Languages: English;Spanish;Chinese;Greek, Modern (1453- ), [5 others]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 83.668)

  1. Dr. James Park Thomson.
    Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954) Thursday 2 December 1926 p 4 Article
    ... A1- Dr. James Park Thomson. ' The subjoined communications will be ' perused with keen intcre<t in ... 'thu^Oth ¡'Anniversary" of *,|ts> foundation, .b>' Dr.' Jaíttes( Park Thompson, desire (to j place on" record .their ... 207 words
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  2. Dr. J.P. Thomson.
    The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939) Thursday 14 August 1930 p 19 Article
    ... Dr. J.P. Thomson. AT the annual meeting of the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland, on July 31 ... reference was made to an article in the "Courier" about the zeal and enthusiasm shown by Dr. James Park ... 320 words
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  3. DR. J. P. THOMSON'S VISIT.
    The Northern Herald (Cairns, Qld. : 1913 - 1939) Saturday 10 June 1933 p 5 Article
    ... DR. K P. tS-GMSON'S VISIT; To vein- .many of ..the' citizens ofi Cairns, Dr. j an k-s :Parlv ... . X)r.- Thomson' is. tine life-;arid -soul ; o,' the socety. -nd 'Cairns- and the -Far ^vorth are ... 97 words
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  1. The poetical works of James Thomson ...
    Thomson, James, 1700-1748
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  2. Mansfield Park / Jane Austen
    Austen, Jane, 1775-1817
    [ Book, Audio book, Microform : 1800-2019 ]
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  3. St. James encyclopedia of popular culture / editors, Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast : with an introduction by Jim Cullen
    Pendergast, Sara
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  1. J.B. Cleland
    Cleland, J.B. Sir, (John Burton), 1878-1971
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  2. Papers of L. J. Blake
    Blake, L. J. (Leslie James), 1913-1987
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