Stutchbury, Samuel (1798-1859)

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Geologist; Biologist; Artist; Draughtsman; Naturalist
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Samuel Stutchbury (1798-1859), geologist and biologist, was born on 15 January 1798 in London, son of Joseph Sidney Stutchbury and his wife Hannah, née Smith. After some training in medical and natural...

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Stutchbury's artistic talent saw him illustrate his many journals with pen and ink sketches and some watercolours of topographical,zoological subjects as well as sketches of Aboriginal artifacts.

natural history painter, sketcher, geologist and biologist, left a position at London’s Royal College of Surgeons in 1825 to become naturalist for the Pacific Pearl Fishery Company on its expedition to the Tuamotu Archipelago. During the nearly two-year-long voyage Stutchbury visited New South Wales, New Zealand, Tahiti and other Society Islands. His journals of the voyage (Alexander Turnbull Library) are copiously illustrated with pen-and-ink sketches of topographic features, and a few watercolours of zoological subjects. His earliest Australian sketches are of some of the islands in Bass Strait (drawn December 1825) and of Aboriginal artefacts in Jervis Bay; there is almost nothing from the Sydney region where he spent several months. During 1826 he made sketches at the Bay of Islands, Rapa, Tahiti, Huahine and most of the islands visited, particularly Hao in the Tuamotu Group. Although apparently largely designed to record the topographic character of distinguishing landmarks at the various ports of call or some significant scientific matter (the variation in depth of coral lagoons, for example), occasional drawings show attention to detail and attempt a more consciously 'artistic’ portrayal. A few zoological subjects show considerable care in their execution. While Stutchbury kept a rough working journal as well as a more polished version, the sketches differ little from one another, some being omitted and a little colour being added occasionally to others in the latter volume. None of the Australian material has so far been published, but the journal is being edited for this purpose. A few sketches ...

  • c.1825

Flourished

  • fl. c.1825 - c.1856

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Samuel Stutchbury was naturalist to the Pacific Pearl Company's commercial expedition to New South Wales in 1825 and undertook biological and meteorological observations as well as collecting. He was also Government Geologist of New South Wales 1850-1855.

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Related people and organisations

Design and Art Australia Online

  • Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • (see also) Curtis, W. M.
  • (see also) Curtis, William
  • (see also) D., L. V.
  • (see also) Harford, Thomas
  • (see also) Royal College of Surgeons
  • (see also) Museum of the Bristol Philosophical Institution

Resources for Samuel Stutchbury

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Stutchbury, Samuel
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Samuel Stutchbury, 1798-1859
    Branagan, D. F.
    Published: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004
    Series: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  3. Science in a Sea of Commerce: the Journal of a South Seas Trading Venture (1825-27) by Samuel Stutchbury
    Branagan, David
    Published: D.F. Branagan, Northbridge, NSW, 1996
  4. Stutchbury, Samuel (1798-1859), geologist and biologist
    Branagan, D. F.; Vallance, T. G.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1976
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 6, 216-217
  5. Samuel Stutchbury and His Manuscripts
    Branagan, David F.
    Published: 1984
    Series: Bulletin of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 21, 1-15
  6. Samuel Stutchbury: a Natural History Voyage to the Pacific, 1825-27 and its Consequences
    Branagan, David
    Published: 1993
    Series: Archives of Natural History, 20, 69-91
  7. Samuel Stutchbury and the Australian Museum
    Branagan, David F.
    Published: 1992
    Series: Records of the Australian Museum. Supplement, 15, 99-110

Resources by Samuel Stutchbury (9)

  1. Science in a sea of commerce : the journal of a South Seas trading venture (1825-27) / by Samuel Stutchbury ; edited, with an introduction and commentary by David Branagan
    Stutchbury, Samuel, 1798-1859
    [ Book : 1996 ]
    At 10 libraries
    Science in a sea of commerce : the journal of a South Seas trading venture (1825-27) / by Samuel Stutchbury ; edited, with an introduction and commentary by David Branagan
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  2. Samuel Stutchbury 'Diary of a geological and mineralogical survey of the Colony of New South Wales during the years, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853' and report on the gold-bearing country discovered by Hargraves and examined May 10-13, ca. 1842-1855
    Stutchbury, Samuel, 1798-1859
    [ Unpublished : 1855 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 74,967.164)

  3. On two new genera of testaceous Mollusca : and five new species of the genus Anatina, lately discovered at Port Jackson, New South Wales / in a letter from Samuel Stutchbury
    Stutchbury, Samuel, 1798-1859
    [ Book, Microform : 1832 ]
    At UNSW Library
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  4. An account of the mode of growth of young corals of the genus Fungia / by Samuel Stutchbury ; read June 19, 1830
    Stutchbury, Samuel, 1798-1859
    [ Book, Microform : 1833 ]
    At UNSW Library
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  5. Geological & mineralogical surveys
    Stutchbury, Samuel, 1798-1859
    [ Government publication, Periodical : 1850 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  6. Geological and mineralogical surveys [of the Colony of New South Wales] : 12th, 13th and 14th reports
    Stutchbury, Samuel, 1798-1859
    [ Microform, Book : 1855 ]
    At UQ Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 65,309.562)

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  7. The coal fields in the neighbourhood of Ipswich and Brisbane, 1854 / Lithograph by John Arrowsmith
    Stutchbury, Samuel, 1798-1859
    [ Map : 1854-1976 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 63,029.027)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 63,029.027)

  8. Gold papers, Australia : plan to accompany Mr Stutchbury's report / J. Arrowsmith, Litho
    Stutchbury, Samuel, 1798-1859
    [ Map, Government publication : 1855-1976 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  9. Observations on the Coal District of Hunter River / S. Stutchbury
    Geological Survey of New South Wales
    [ Unpublished : 1850 ]
    At Newcastle Region Lib
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 19,513.373)

Resources about Samuel Stutchbury (5)

  1. [Biographical cuttings on Samuel Stutchbury, scientist and author, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Science in a sea of commerce : the journal of a South Seas trading venture (1825-27) / by Samuel Stutchbury ; edited, with an introduction and commentary by David Branagan
    Stutchbury, Samuel, 1798-1859
    [ Book : 1996 ]
    At 10 libraries
    Science in a sea of commerce : the journal of a South Seas trading venture (1825-27) / by Samuel Stutchbury ; edited, with an introduction and commentary by David Branagan
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  3. The Golden Point, Ballarat; Mr Stutchbury, the government geological surveyor; Mr Hardy, the Government Commissioner for the gold district; Shipping detained in Hobson's Bay, Williamstown, Port Phillip
    Gilks, Thomas, active 1840-1876
    [ Art work : 1852 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    At National Library
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  4. David Branagan - transcription of Observations made during a Voyage to New South Wales and the Polynesian Isles in the Pacific Pearl Fishery Comp.ys Ships Sir George Osborne and Rolla in the years 1825, 26 & 27 by Samuel Stutchbury, transcribed 1996
    Branagan, David F. (David Francis), 1930-
    [ Photograph : 1996 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  5. Letters, concerning the New South Wales Colonial Secretary, 19 July 1828-29 December 1863
    [ Unpublished : 1863 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 26,306.121)

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  1. ARTHUR E. STUTCHBURY & CO. PTY. LIMITED (In
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 30 November 1951 [Issue No.213] p 3564

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... purpose of the meeting is to appoint a liquidator in the place of Eric Samuel Baker. Note.—The Company ... mentioned herein has no connection with tie company styled Arthur Stutc-hbury (Office Furniture) Pty ... 210 words
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  2. IN INSOLVENCY. In the matter of the petition of Thomas James Stutchbury, trading under the style or firm of "Thomas J. Stutchbury & Co.," of Wynyard-street, Sydney, in the Colony o...
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 3 September 1878 [Issue No.275] p 3539

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    ... INSOLVENCY. In the matter of the petition of Thomas James Stutchbury, trading under the style or firm of ... sequestrated: His Honor did at the same time appoint Samuel Lyons, Esquire, of Sydney, one of the Official ... 259 words
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    ... . Witness to tho signatures of Thomas James Stutchbury, Samuel Dickinson, Frederick Close Griffiths, and ... Samuel Dickinson, Frederick dose Griffiths, and James Watson, all of Sydney, aforesaid, merchants ... 231 words
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    Abstract: We have been kindly favored by a gentleman with a number of the Nautical Magazine, from which we make the following extract— 1084 words
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  1. Tantra and popular religion in Tibet / edited by Geoffrey Samuel, Hamish Gregor, and Elisabeth Stutchbury
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  2. 100 years of Australian scientific explorations / edited by Peter Stanbury
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  3. Further papers relative to the discovery of gold in Australia : in continuation of papers presented February 1856
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  4. Further papers relative to the discovery of gold in Australia : in continuation of papers presented December 1854
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  1. Samuel Stutchbury and the Australian Museum
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