Mitchell, Thomas Livingstone, (Sir) (1792-1855)

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Mitchell, T. (1792-1855)
Mitchell, T. (Thomas) (1792-1855)
Mitchell, T. L. (1792-1855)
Mitchell, T. L. (Thomas), (Sir) (1792-1855)
Mitchell, T. L. (Thomas Livingstone) (1792-1855)
Mitchell, Thomas, (Sir) (1792-1855)
Mitchell, Thomas (1792-1855)
Mitchell, Thomas Livingstone (1792-1855)
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Surveyors; Explorers; surveyor-general; Explorer; Artist; Painter; Inventor; Politician; Translator; Poet; Military officer; Surveyor
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Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell (1792-1855), surveyor-general, was born on 15 June 1792 at Grangemouth, Scotland, the son of John Mitchell and his wife Janet, née Wilson. Though poor he was sufficiently...

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Painter, surveyor and military officer. A resident of Sydney, he made topographical sketches and surveys and painted portraits.

painter, surveyor and military officer, was born in the parish of Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, on 15 June 1792. This entry is a stub. You can help DAAO by submitting a

  • 1827

Flourished

  • fl. c.1800 - c.1848

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Sir Thomas Mitchell was Surveyor-General of New South Wales 1828-1855 and led various expeditions into eastern Australia 1831-1836, and tropical Australia 1845-1846 which greatly expanded the common knowledge of the regions' geographical characteristics. He collected many plant specimens on his expeditions.

  • Taxonomy event - Collector of the type Eucalyptus citriodora Hook.
  • Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus mitchelliana Cambage was named in Mitchell's honour
  • Taxonomy event - Collector of the type Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh. var. acuminata (Hook.) Blakely

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Mitchell, Thomas Livingstone
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, 1792-1855
    Powell, J. M.
    Published: 1981
    Series: Geographers: Bibliographical Studies, 5, 83-87
  3. Re-assembling Mitchell's terrestrial sextant
    Maura O'Connor
    Published: 2000
    Series: National Library of Australia Gateways, 47, October 2000, 22
  4. The Study of Australian Eucalypts
    McCarthy, Gavan; Smith, Ailie; Moje, Christine; Rigby, Rebecca
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2013
  5. Records of Australian Botanists - (a) General, (b) New South Wales
    Maiden, J.H.
    Published: 1908
    Series: Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, xlii, 60-132
  6. Botanical Pioneers in Victoria
    Willis, J.H.
    Published: [Brown Pier Anderson], [Melbourne], 1949
    Series: Victorian Naturalist, 66, 19
  7. Major T.L. Mitchell. Explorer and Naturalist
    Daley, Chas
    Published: 1936
    Series: Victorian Naturalist, 53, October, 113-119
  8. Thomas Mitchell: Surveyor General and Explorer
    Cumpston, J. H. L.
    Published: Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1954
  9. Major Mitchell's 1836 'Australia Felix' Expedition: a Re-evaluation
    Eccleston, Gregory C.
    Published: Department of Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University, Clayton, 1992
  10. Thomas Mitchell as Explorer
    Baker, D. W. A.
    Published: 1994
    Series: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 80, 1-2, 24-45
  11. Mitchell, Sir Thomas Livingstone (1792-1855), surveyor-general
    Baker, D. W. A.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 2, 238-242
  12. The Administration of Thomas Mitchell 1826-37
    Couch, B. V.
    Published: University of Sydney, Sydney, 1963
  13. Thomas Mitchell and the Wellington Caves: the Relationship among Science, Religion and Aesthetics in Early-Nineteenth-Century Australia
    Heckenberg, Kerry
    Published: 2005
    Series: Victorian Literature and Culture, 33, 203-218
  14. Sir Thomas Livingston Mitchell, 1792-1855
    Andrews, Alan E.J.
    Published: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004
    Series: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  15. Unmarked Lands: the Exploration of Unmarked Lands of Australia, 1830-1850, by Henry Stuart Russell, Ludwig Leichhardt, Sir Thomas Mitchell
    Philbey, Glennis
    Published: T. E. C. Print, [s. l.], 2006
  16. Marjor T.L. Mitchell and Australian Vertebrate Palaeontology
    Archbold, Neil
    Published: 1990
    Series: Bulletin of the Fossil Collectors' Association of Australasia, 30, 33-37
  17. Thomas Mitchell and the Origins of Australian Vertebrate Palaeontology
    Holland, Julian
    Published: 1992
    Series: Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 125, 103-106
  18. In the Footsteps of Thomas Livingstone Mitchell (1792-1855): Soldier, Surveyor, Explorer, Geologist, and Probably the First Person to Compile Geological Maps in Australia
    Oldroyd, D.
    Published: Geological Society, London, 2007
    Series: Four Centuries of Geological Travel: the Search for Knowledge on Foot, Bicycle, Sledge and Camel, 343-373
  19. John Henderson, Thomas Mitchell and the First Publications on Cave Science in Australia
    Dunkley, John
    Published: 2009
    Series: Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 142, 5-15
  20. Exploration and settlement: conflict in Queensland - an overview
    Donovan, Val
    Published: 2018
    Series: Queensland History Journal, 23, 9, 581-92
  21. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

Resources by Thomas Livingstone Mitchell (1)

  1. Correspondence
    Mitchell, Thomas Livingstone, Sir, 1792-1855
    [ Unpublished : 1838-1868 ]
    At State Library VIC
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 103,673.094)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 103,673.094)

Resources about Thomas Livingstone Mitchell (11)

  1. Victoria Pass sesquicentenary
    Main Roads
    [ Article : 1982 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 113,264.953)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 113,264.953)

  2. Thomas Mitchell / Lyndsay Gardiner
    Gardiner, Lyndsay, 1927-
    [ Book : 1962 ]
    At 26 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 107,897.242)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 107,897.242)

  3. Journal
    Stapylton, Granville William Chetwynd, 1800-1840
    [ Unpublished : 1836 ]
    At State Library VIC
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 103,798.094)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 103,798.094)

  4. The civilised surveyor : Thomas Mitchell and Australian Aborigines / D.W.A. Baker
    Baker, D. W. A. (Donald William Archdall), 1922-2007
    [ Book : 1997 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At 69 libraries
    The civilised surveyor : Thomas Mitchell and Australian Aborigines / D.W.A. Baker
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,275.328)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,275.328)

  5. Hume, Hovell and Mitchell / Johanna Rohan
    Rohan, Johanna
    [ Book : 2011 ]
    At 73 libraries
    Hume, Hovell and Mitchell / Johanna Rohan
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 58,092.539)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 58,092.539)

  6. Thomas Livingstone Mitchell / Jo Jensen ; Peta Barrett
    Jensen, Jo, 1954-
    [ Book : 1900-1996 ]
    At 56 libraries
    Thomas Livingstone Mitchell / Jo Jensen ; Peta Barrett
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 56,859.988)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 56,859.988)

  7. Raw possum and salted pork : Major Mitchell and the Kamilaroi Aborigines / M J ORourke
    O'Rourke, Michael J., 1951-
    [ Book : 1995 ]
    At 20 libraries
    Raw possum and salted pork : Major Mitchell and the Kamilaroi Aborigines / M J ORourke
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 53,243.836)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 53,243.836)

  8. Sir Thomas Livingston Mitchell and his world, 1792-1855 : surveyor general of New South Wales, 1828-1855 / William C. Foster
    Foster, William C. (William Charles), 1904-1980
    [ Book : 1985 ]
    At 59 libraries
    Sir Thomas Livingston Mitchell and his world, 1792-1855 : surveyor general of New South Wales, 1828-1855 / William C. Foster
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 48,704.438)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 48,704.438)

  9. Three expeditions into the interior of eastern Australia : with descriptions of the recently explored region of Australia Felix, and of the present colony of New South Wales / by Major T. L. Mitchell
    Mitchell, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1855
    [ Book, Government publication : 1838-2020 ]
    Languages: English;Italian, [1 other]
    View online (access conditions)
    At 83 libraries
    Three expeditions into the interior of eastern Australia : with descriptions of the recently explored region of Australia Felix, and of the present colony of New South Wales / by Major T. L. Mitchell
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44,964.949)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44,964.949)

  10. Opening up the south / Nicolas Brasch
    Brasch, Nicolas, 1961-
    [ Book : 2006 ]
    At 74 libraries
    Opening up the south / Nicolas Brasch
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 43,152.383)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 43,152.383)

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  1. Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (1976-)
    ... Smith, Thomas Frederick (Fred) (1939 - 2014) ... Callcott, Thomas George (Tom) (1924 - 2014) ...
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 13.714)

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  2. Nicholson, John
    Artist; ; Draughtsman; Surveyor; 6922
    ... Mitchell, Surveyor-General Thomas Livingstone ... Mitchell Papers, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney ... Wales which was sent to Surveyor-General Thomas Livingstone Mitchell in 1832. sketcher and surveyor ... ), which he sent to Surveyor-General Thomas Livingstone Mitchell from Mount Clarence in November 1832. It ...
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  1. ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION. In the Will of Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, Knight, late of Carthona, near Sydney, in the Colony of New South Wales, deceased.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 2 November 1855 [Issue No.156] p 2935

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... November, a.d. 1855. STENIIOUSK & HARDY, Proctors for the applicants, 15, Elizabeth-street, Sydney. 21G0 4s ... In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. ECCLESIASTICAL JUIIISDICTION. In the Will of Sir Thomas ... 102 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,664.754)

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  2. ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION. In the Will of Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, late of Darling Point, near Sydney, in the Colony aforesaid, Knight, deceased.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 18 December 1855 [Issue No.176] p 3320

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... —Dated this 17th day of December, A.p, 1855. WANT, ROXBURGH, & WANT, Proctors for the said Thomas ... Gordon appointed Executors of the Will of the said Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, Knight, deceased ... 138 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,633.69)

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  3. ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION. In the estate and effects of Roderick Mitchell, late of Darling Downs, Queensland, Commissioner for Crown Lands, deceased, intestate.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 2 September 1887 [Issue No.491] p 5834

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... legatee under the will of Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, deceased, the father and next of kin of the ... Roderick Mitchell, late of Darling Downs, Queensland, Commissioner for Crown Lands, deceased, intestate ... 154 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 702.584)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 702.584)

  1. The meeting of the east & the west [words by] Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell ; music [by] Isaac Nathan ; ed., arr. and orch. [by] Richard Divall
    Nathan, Isaac, 1790-1864
    [ Sound : 2000 ]
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    At Trove DigitalLibrary
    The meeting of the east & the west [words by] Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell ; music [by] Isaac Nathan ; ed., arr. and orch. [by] Richard Divall
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 831.18)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 831.18)

  2. The spell that beams in woman's eye poem by Sir Thomas Mitchell ; music by St. Hale Marsh ; arr. & orch. by Richard Divall
    Marsh, S. H. (Stephen Hale), 1805-1888
    [ Sound : 1900-2000 ]
    Languages: English;No linguistic content, [1 other]
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    At Trove DigitalLibrary
    The spell that beams in woman's eye poem by Sir Thomas Mitchell ; music by St. Hale Marsh ; arr. & orch. by Richard Divall
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 490.094)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 490.094)

  3. The meeting of the east and the west [words by] Thomas Livingstone Mitchell ; [music by] Isaac Nathan ; reconstructed from the surviving fragment in The Mitchell Library by Richard Divall
    Nathan, Isaac, 1790-1864
    [ Printed music : 2000-2003 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    The meeting of the east and the west [words by] Thomas Livingstone Mitchell ; [music by] Isaac Nathan ; reconstructed from the surviving fragment in The Mitchell Library by Richard Divall
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 335.405)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 335.405)

  4. The spell that beams in woman's eye / poem by Sir Thomas Mitchell ; music by St. Hale Marsh ; arr. & orch. by Richard Divall
    Marsh, S. H. (Stephen Hale), 1805-1888
    [ Printed music : 1900-2000 ]
    Languages: English;No linguistic content, [1 other]
    View online
    At National Library
    The spell that beams in woman's eye / poem by Sir Thomas Mitchell ; music by St. Hale Marsh ; arr. & orch. by Richard Divall
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 288.362)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 288.362)

  1. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell.
    Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 - 1907) Saturday 14 December 1878 p 17 Article Illustrated
    ... 16th June, 1792. He was son of John Mitchell, Esq., of Carron Works and was brought up from childhood ...       SIR Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, Kt., D.C.L., was born in Stirlingshire on the ... 3540 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 13,941.381)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 13,941.381)

  2. 1792—1855 Thomas Livingstone Mitchell MR. C. W. SALIER'S ADDRESS
    The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 - 1950) Thursday 11 December 1930 p 16 Article
    ... 1792-1855 Thomas Livingtone Mitchell --MR. C. W. SALIER'S ADDRESS A good attendance of members of ... main out-lines of an interesting career. "Mitchell was born in Stirlingshire, Scotland, in 1792, and on ... 1983 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 12,401.145)

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  3. SIR THOMAS LIVINGSTONE MITCHELL.
    The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912) Wednesday 29 November 1911 p 8 Article
    ... SIR THOMAS LIVINGSTONE MITCHELL.. The proposal to erect in Bourke a statu® to Sir Thomas ... Livingstone Mitchell must have the hearty support of everybody seized with the value and importance of the ... 209 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7,079.639)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7,079.639)

  1. [Portion of Map of the Colony of New South Wales transmitted to Thomas Balcombe by Major Mitchell on 7 April 1834] Thomas Mitchell
    Mitchell, Thomas Sir, 1792-1855
    [ Map : 1834 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 427.63)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 427.63)

  2. [Sir Thomas Mitchell sketches and papers relating to the 1807-1814 Peninsular War, 1811-1826? / drawn by T.L. Mitchell]
    Mitchell, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1855
    [ Art work, Map : 1826 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    [Sir Thomas Mitchell sketches and papers relating to the 1807-1814 Peninsular War, 1811-1826? / drawn by T.L. Mitchell]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 414.331)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 414.331)

  3. Traced from map of City of Sydney dedicated to Sir Thomas Mitchell Kt. by W. H. Wells
    Mitchell, Thomas Sir, 1792-1855
    [ Map : 1917 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 320.273)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 320.273)

  1. Sir Thomas Mitchell
    Mathews, H. B
    Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society
    [ Article : 1936 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 569.137)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 569.137)

  2. Sir Thomas Mitchell and the Fitzroy Downs
    Beale, Edgar
    Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society
    [ Article : 1964 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 423.288)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 423.288)

  3. Sir Thomas Mitchell. (7 December 1938)
    The bulletin.
    [ Article : 1938 ]
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    Sir Thomas Mitchell. (7 December 1938)
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 369.594)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 369.594)

  4. Colonel Sir Thomas Mitchell, DCL, and fossil mammalian research
    Foster, W
    Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society
    [ Article : 1936 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 341.707)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 341.707)

  1. Thomas Mitchell / Carol Odell ; illustrated by Deborah Crooks
    Odell, Carol
    [ Book : 1984 ]
    Languages: English;lis, [1 other]
    At 25 libraries
    Thomas Mitchell / Carol Odell ; illustrated by Deborah Crooks
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,115.521)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,115.521)

  2. Thomas Mitchell : surveyor general & explorer / J.H.L. Cumpston
    Cumpston, J. H. L. (John Howard Lidgett), 1880-1954
    [ Book : 1954-1955 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    View online (access conditions)
    At 56 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,063.987)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,063.987)

  3. The Major Mitchell Trail : exploring Australia Felix
    Mitchell, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1855
    [ Book, Government publication : 1990 ]
    At 21 libraries
    The Major Mitchell Trail : exploring Australia Felix
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 896.325)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 896.325)

  4. Conservation plan : monument and grave of Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell / Camperdown Cemetery Trust
    Camperdown Cemetery Trust
    [ Book : 1995 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 815.266)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 815.266)

  1. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell papers, 1822-1855
    Mitchell, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1855
    [ Unpublished : 1822-1855 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 968.089)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 968.089)

  2. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell papers, 1711-1859
    Mitchell, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1855
    [ Unpublished : 1711-1859 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 908.638)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 908.638)

  3. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell papers, 1830-1880
    Mitchell, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1855
    [ Unpublished : 1830-1880 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 887.397)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 887.397)

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    Thomas Mitchell
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  3. The Family of John Nalty and Esther Valentine, South Australia
    The Family of John Nalty and Esther Valentine, South Australia
    Created by Jeannine.Werrett, 122 items.

    John and Esther Nalty's children:Valentine Frederick Augustus Nalty born 25 November 1843 (Ireland) was a police trooper for the South Australian Mounted Police. He died in 1920. He married...

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