Smyth, Robert Brough (1830-1889)

Also known as
Brough Smyth, R. (1830-1889)
Brough Smyth, R. (Robert) (1830-1889)
Civil Engineer (1830-1889)
Smyth, R. Brough (1830-1889)
Field of activity
Mining engineer; Meteorologist; Civil Servant; Mining Engineer
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Biographies

Robert Brough Smyth (1830-1889), civil servant and mining engineer, was born on 18 February 1830 near Wallsend, Northumberland, England, son of Edward Smith, mining engineer, and his wife Elizabeth,...

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Robert Smyth was Government Meteorologist, Melbourne 1855-1858, Secretary of the Victorian Mines Department 1860-1876 and Director of the Bendigo School of Mines 1883-1887.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Smyth, Robert Brough
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Robert Brough Smyth: His Early Years as Revealed by his Correspondence with Adam Sedgwick
    Darragh, Thomas A.
    Published: 2000
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 13, 1, 19-42
  3. 'The Half-Mad Bureaucrat' Robert Brough Smyth (1830-1889)
    Hoare, M. E.
    Published: 1974
    Series: Records of the Australian Academy of Science, 2, 4, 25-40
  4. On a New Mineral from McIvor
    Smyth, R. Brough
    Published: Philosophical Institute of Victoria, Melbourne, 1858
    Series: Transactions of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria, 2, 17-19
  5. Ozone
    Smyth, R. Brough
    Published: T.M. Buzzard, Melbourne, 1859
    Series: The Australian Medical Journal, 4, 1-4
  6. Smyth, Robert Brough
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1995
    Series: Physics in Australia to 1945
  7. Smyth, Robert Brough (1830-1889)
    Hoare, Michael
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1976
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 6, 161-163
  8. The Gold Fields and Mineral Districts of Victoria
    Smyth, Robert Brough
    Published: Queensberry Hill Press, Carlton, 1980
  9. Robert Brough Smyth: a Mystery Solved
    Darragh, Tom
    Published: Earth Sciences History Group, GSA Inc., Melbourne, 2007
    Series: The History of Geology in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century; the Story in Australia, and in Victoria, from Selwyn and McCoy to Gregory - 1853 to 1903, 26-9
  10. Chemistry in Australia Bibliography
    Collins, David
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2009
  11. Federation and Meteorology
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001
  12. Science and the making of Victoria
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001

Resources by Robert Brough Smyth (45)

  1. Papers
    Smyth, R. Brough (Robert Brough), 1830-1889
    [ Unpublished : 1820-1889 ]
    At State Library VIC
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 112,549.641)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 112,549.641)

  2. Correspondence
    Smyth, R. Brough (Robert Brough), 1830-1889
    [ Unpublished : 2000 ]
    At State Library VIC
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 109,065.055)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 109,065.055)

  3. Hints for the guidance of surveyors and others in collecting specimens of rocks, etc. / by R. Brough Smyth
    Smyth, Robert Brough, 1830-1889
    [ Book : 1871 ]
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    At 3 libraries
    Hints for the guidance of surveyors and others in collecting specimens of rocks, etc. / by R. Brough Smyth
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,740.324)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,740.324)

  4. The prospector's handbook : a catalogue of useful minerals which may be sought for and found in Victoria / by R. Brough Smyth
    Smyth, Robert Brough, 1830-1889
    [ Book : 1863 ]
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    At 4 libraries
    The prospector's handbook : a catalogue of useful minerals which may be sought for and found in Victoria / by R. Brough Smyth
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,342.789)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,342.789)

  5. Map showing approximately some of the areas occupied by the Aboriginal tribes of Victoria / compiled by R. Brough Smyth
    Smyth, Robert Brough, 1830-1889
    [ Map : 1878 ]
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    At 3 libraries
    Map showing approximately some of the areas occupied by the Aboriginal tribes of Victoria / compiled by R. Brough Smyth
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,898.234)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,898.234)

  6. The Aborigines of Victoria : with notes relating to the habits of the natives of other parts of Australia and Tasmania compiled from various sources for the Government of Victoria / by R. Brough Smyth
    Smyth, Robert Brough, 1830-1889
    [ Book, Microform : 1876-2009 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
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    At 78 libraries
    The Aborigines of Victoria : with notes relating to the habits of the natives of other parts of Australia and Tasmania compiled from various sources for the Government of Victoria / by R. Brough Smyth
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,288.324)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,288.324)

  7. Victoria : distribution of forest trees / compiled by Arthur Everett from the record maps in the Office of the Surveyor General, and other authentic sources, under the direction of R. Brough Smyth ; engraved by William Slight
    Everett, Arthur
    [ Map : 1869 ]
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    At 3 libraries
    Victoria : distribution of forest trees / compiled by Arthur Everett from the record maps in the Office of the Surveyor General, and other authentic sources, under the direction of R. Brough Smyth ; engraved by William Slight
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,114.508)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,114.508)

  8. The prospector's handbook : a catalogue of useful minerals which may be sought for in Victoria / by R. Brough Smyth
    Smyth, R. Brough (Robert Brough), 1830-1889
    [ Book : 1886 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 49,828.684)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 49,828.684)

  9. Instructions for the guidance of meteorological observers in Victoria / by Robert Brough Smyth
    Smyth, R. Brough (Robert Brough), 1830-1889
    [ Book : 1857-1858 ]
    View online
    At 5 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 49,776.504)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 49,776.504)

  10. Report on the gold mines of the south-eastern portion of the Wynaad and the Carcoor Ghát / [R. Brough Smyth]
    Smyth, R. Brough (Robert Brough), 1830-1889
    [ Book : 1880 ]
    At 4 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 49,145.434)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 49,145.434)

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  1. GOOD BYE! BOB!
    O.L.
    [ Art work : 1876 ]
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    At State Library VIC
    GOOD BYE! BOB!
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 96,977.625)

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  1. Bendigo School of Mines (1873-)
    ... Smyth, Robert Brough (1830 - 1889) ... Anderson, James Robert Valentine (1881 - ?) ...
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46.87)

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    ... Michael Hoare was a Research Associate of the Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science 1965-1974 ...
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Robert Brough Smyth, scientific administrator, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 751.201)

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  2. [Biographical cuttings on Robert Brough Smyth, public servant, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  3. Correspondence
    Smyth, R. Brough (Robert Brough), 1830-1889
    [ Unpublished : 1856-1858 ]
    At State Library VIC
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 358.842)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 358.842)

  1. Index page
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Monday 31 December 1945 [INDEX Jan 1945-Dec 1945] p 3

    Government Gazette Index And Contents

    Extract: INDEX TO COMMONWEALTH GAZETTE, 1945. ACTS OF PARLIAMENT— Assent to— Appropriation Act (No. 2) (No. 8), 1436. Appropriation Act 1945-46 (No. 33), 2203. ... 89006 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 454.677)

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  2. Government Gazette Notices
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 25 January 1889 [Issue No.54 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 669

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... Registrar General's Department, Sydney, 25th January, 1889. IN accordance with section xix of the ... Printer, Phillip-street, 25th January, 1830. £IVi<w» Gdf.] ... 6326 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 21.875)

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  3. Government Gazette Appointments and Employment
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 29 August 1918 [Issue No.135] p 1764

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... , James Robert McGregor, Henry Scarth Holt, Fred Hillj Wjilliam NtJrris Gillmah, Frederick Obry Sharp ... fcraefft, William JoliJ Coss, Reginald Hal Sheppard, Robert Louis Adolpbe Dulieul ftiChkrd Baxter, Frederick ... 592 words
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  1. &apos;The Half-Mad Bureaucrat&apos; Robert Brough Smyth (1830-1889)
    ME Hoare
    Historical Records of Australian Science
    [ Article : 1974 ]
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    At CSIRO Publishing
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 917.789)

  2. Collectors of words : Indigenous word lists compiled by Robert Brough Smyth and Edward Micklethwaite Curr : an online collection presented by AIATSIS Library
    Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Library
    [ Periodical : 2000 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 710.232)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 710.232)

  3. Robert Brough Smyth: his early years as revealed by his correspondence with Adam Sedgwick
    Darragh, Thomas A
    Historical Records of Australian Science
    [ Article : 2000 ]
    View online (conditions apply)
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 648.33)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 648.33)

  4. Robert Brough Smyth: His early Years as Revealed by his Correspondence with Adam Sedgwick
    TA Darragh
    Historical Records of Australian Science
    [ Article : 2000 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At CSIRO Publishing
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 606.565)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 606.565)

  1. Robert Jackson
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    LM: 3rd Great Uncle. Brother of Elizabeth McCulloch ne Jackson

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  2. JOHN and ROBERT SEVIOR or SEVIOUR
    JOHN and ROBERT SEVIOR or SEVIOUR
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    Brothers John (William) Sevior 1834 Launceston and Robert Sevior 1836 Launceston, were Jockeys, Horse Breeders, Horse Trainers, Freeholders and Farmers. In John Sevior's case he was also a Ploughing M...

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  3. Shanklin, Chemist Sale
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    Created by Annisy, 31 items.

    References relating to Robert Shanklin, chemist in Sale, Victoria between 1865-1877, and his family.

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  1. The Brough Smyth Inquiry.
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Wednesday 29 March 1876 p 3 Article
    ... supposo it is contraoted to save time. I suppose you do not write you name "Robert Brough Smyth, bu; that ... Thd : Brough ; imyth Inquiry : The Brough Smyth Inquiry 'Boatd met ngain this morning, whon' nil ... 2595 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6,057.846)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6,057.846)

  2. THE BROUGH SMYTH INQUIRY.
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 22 April 1876 p 20 Article
    ... finish the whole in., Quu*y« ? ? The board then adjourned until next day &t 11 o'clock. The Brough Smyth ... THE BROUGH 8MYYH DffQUI&T. Tk0 hwtd o! inquiry Into the flfows j, jtffrM Ifche office^ who Atkins ... 2218 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5,985.244)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5,985.244)

  3. THE BROUGH SMYTH INQUIRY.
    Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic. : 1855 - 1918) Saturday 1 April 1876 p 8 Article
    ... - full,;.;" Robert Brongh Smyth," but "R. B. Smyth." Mr Smyth. — I always write " R. Brough Smyth." The ... THE BROUGH SMYTH INQUIRY. Somo most extraordinary evidence is beiug nddneed at this enquiry, and ... 1072 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5,916.107)

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