Ellery, R. L. J. (Robert Lewis John) (1827-1908)

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Ellery, R. L. J. (1827-1908)
Ellery, Robert L. J. (1827-1908)
Ellery, Robert L. J. (Robert Lewis John) (1827-1908)
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Ellery, Robert Lewis John, (FRS) (1827-1908)
Ellery, Robert Lewis John (1827-1908)
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Astronomer; Public Servant; Public servant
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Robert Lewis John Ellery (1827-1908), astronomer and public servant, was born on 14 July 1827 at Cranleigh, Surrey, England, son of John Ellery, surgeon, and his wife Caroline, née Potter. He was trained...

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Robert Ellery, who was born in England and trained as a surgeon, arrived in Melbourne 1852. He was the founder of the Williamstown Observatory, Melbourne in 1853 and was the Victorian Government Astronomer 1853-1895. President of the Royal Society of Victoria 1866-1884.

Ellery arrived in Melbourne in 1852 and set up practice as a doctor at Williamstown where he established an observatory in 1853. Following Neumayer's departure from Australia in 1863, he was appointed as Government Astronomer and Meteorologist. He expanded the Victorian observing networks and began collecting observations by telegraph from further afield as a basis for the preparation of daily synoptic charts which first appeared in the Melbourne Argus in September 1881. Ellery became a leading figure in the Melbourne scientific community and served for almost 20 years as President of the Royal Society of Victoria.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Ellery, Robert Lewis John
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Abel's Fuses and Wheatstone's Exploder
    Ellery, R.L.J.
    Published: Wilson & Mackinnon, Melbourne, 1865
    Series: Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 6, 167-168
  3. The Origins of Australian Meteorology
    Gibbs, W. J.
    Published: 2001
    Series: Federation and Meteorology
  4. Ellery, Robert Lewis John
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1995
    Series: Physics in Australia to 1945
  5. The Origins of Australian Meteorology , Metarch Papers No. 12
    Gibbs, W. J.
    Published: Bureau of Meteorology, 1998
  6. On the Application of Galvanic Electricity to Practical Astronomy
    Ellery, R.L.J.
    Published: 1860
    Series: Transactions of the Royal Society of Victoria, 5, 145-152
  7. On Ozone
    Ellery, R.L.J.
    Published: Wilson & Mackinnon, Melbourne, 1866
    Series: Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 7, 131-135
  8. On Gun Cotton as an Explosive Agent
    Ellery, R.L.J.
    Published: Wilson & Mackinnon, Melbourne, 1874
    Series: Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 10, 78
  9. On Various Forms of Galvanic Battery
    Ellery, R.L.J.
    Published: Wilson & Mackinnon, Melbourne, 1878
    Series: Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 14, 65
  10. Robert LJ. Ellery, His Life and Times
    Gascoigne, S. C. B.
    Published: 1992
    Series: Proceedings of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 10, 170-176
  11. Ellery, Robert Lewis John (1827-1908), astronomer and public servant
    Gascoigne, S. C. B.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1972
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 4, 135-137
  12. Robert Lewis John Ellery, 1827-1908
    Holland, Julian
    Published: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004
    Series: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  13. Scientists and Colonists
    Newell, Jennifer and Sutherland, Denise
    Published: 1997
    Series: Australasian Science, Summer
  14. Influences of German science and scientists on Melbourne Observatory
    Clark, Barry A. J.
    Published: 2015
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 127, 1, 43-58
  15. Australian solar eclipse expeditions: the voyage to Cape York in 1871
    Lomb, Nick
    Published: 2016
    Series: Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 19, 1, 79-95
  16. Australasian Science
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1997
  17. Chemistry in Australia Bibliography
    Collins, David
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2009
  18. Federation and Meteorology
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001
  19. Science and the making of Victoria
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001

Resources by R. L. J. Ellery (41)

  1. Notes on the climate of Victoria : an essay
    Ellery, R. L. J. (Robert Lewis John), 1827-1908
    [ Book : 1873 ]
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    Notes on the climate of Victoria : an essay
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  2. Monthly record of results of observations in meteorology, terrestrial magnetism, etc. taken at the Melbourne Observatory, together with abstracts from meteorological observations obtained at various localities in Victoria / under the superintendence ...
    Ellery, R. L. J. (Robert Lewis John), 1827-1908
    [ Book, Government publication : 1872-1893 ]
    At Nat Met Library
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  3. Brief sketch of the geodetic survey of Victoria / by R.L.J. Ellery
    Ellery, R. L. J. (Robert Lewis John), 1827-1908
    [ Book : 1891-1892 ]
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    Brief sketch of the geodetic survey of Victoria / by R.L.J. Ellery
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  4. Melbourne astrographic catalogue, 1900.0 : rectangular co-ordinates and diameters of star images ... / R.L.J. Ellery [et al.]
    Ellery, R. L. J. (Robert Lewis John), 1827-1908
    [ Book : 1955-1958 ]
    At Black Mountain
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  5. Astronomical observations made at the Melbourne observatory in the years 1861-1884
    Ellery, R. L. J. (Robert Lewis John), 1827-1908
    [ Book : 1866-1888 ]
    At National Library
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  6. Notes on the climate of Victoria : an essay / by Robert L. J. Ellery
    Ellery, R. L. J. (Robert Lewis John), 1827-1908
    [ Book : 1873 ]
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  7. Description of a pendulum-electrograph now in use at the Melbourne observatory / by R.L.J. Ellery
    Ellery, R. L. J. (Robert Lewis John), 1827-1908
    [ Book : 1868 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  8. Supposed intra-Mercurial planet / by R.L.J. Ellery
    Ellery, R. L. J. (Robert Lewis John), 1827-1908
    [ Book : 1878 ]
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  9. Notes on the climate of Victoria / by Robert L.J. Ellery
    Ellery, R. L. J. (Robert Lewis John), 1827-1908
    [ Book : 1867-1873 ]
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    Notes on the climate of Victoria / by Robert L.J. Ellery
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  10. Account of the building in progress of erection at Melbourne for the great telescope : in a letter addressed to the President of the Royal Society / by R.J. Ellery
    Ellery, R. L. J. (Robert Lewis John), 1827-1908
    [ Book : 1869 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  1. REGISTRATION OF BRANDS ACT OF 1866. FIRST QUARTERLY LIST OF REGISTERED HORSE BRANDS.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 18 August 1868 [Issue No.202 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 2611

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    ... or numerical order of such letters *>r .numerals, — * ^L' 1F| J secondly, when unaccompanied by any ... . Bowsell, Bowling Alley Point John Connall, Ingalba, Walcha Alfred J. Trees, West Kempsey Archd. Mackinnon ... 147710 words
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  2. Index page
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Friday 31 December 1971 [INDEX Jan 1971-Dec 1971] p 23

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    ... Bankruptcy Notices—continued Bambury, L., 4790 Bamford, R. F., 7103, 7106 Bandtock, J. G., 1908 Banks, D. J ... Brunt, J. R., 1908, 7357 Brunt, K. A., 1908 Brunt, L., 936 Bruse, D. G., 7615, 7616 Bryant, D. N., 1757 ... 301951 words
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  3. STOCK ACT, 1901. PART VI.—REGISTRATION OF BRANDS OF HORSES AND CATTLE. FOURTH QUARTERLY LIST OF HORSE AND CATTLE BRANDS FOR 1920FIRST NOTIFICATION.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 18 March 1921 [Issue No.40] p 1813

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    ... 1896 C 1885 ( 1890 1S85 1911 1906 1903 1892 1908 No. of Application 136470 35501 55607 31137 91621 ... Benjamin Bartou, CIcvc , lauds, Walgett Joseph, Alfred R., Charles 0., and Robert IS. Austen, Rock View ... 9219 words
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  1. ROBERT LEWIS JOHN ELLERY, F.R.A.S.
    Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers (Melbourne, Vic. : 1867 - 1875) Saturday 25 April 1868 p 4 Article Illustrated
    ... ROBERT LEWIS JOHN ELLERY, F.RJLS. Mr fillery -was born at Crawley, in Surrey, in 1827* Left to his ... ; President of the Royal Sooiety of Victoria in 1866 ; and reelected in 1867. ROBERT L. J. ELLERY, ESQ ... 402 words
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  2. DEATH OF MR. ELLERY.
    The Border Morning Mail and Riverina Times (Albury, NSW : 1903 - 1920) Wednesday 15 January 1908 p 7 Article
    ... Death of Mr Ellery Mr Robert Lewis John Ellery, IJ.M.t.!., K.li.K., l''.U.A.,S., fur many year ... House Domain, South Yarra this morning. Mr       Ellery had attained the age of 81   ... 130 words
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  3. A NOTES SCIENTIST THE LATE MR. R. L. J. ELLERY
    Evening Journal (Adelaide, SA : 1869 - 1912) Wednesday 15 January 1908 p 2 Article
    ... A NOTES SCIENTIST THE LATE MR. R. 1-J. ELLERY Mr. Robert Lewis John E31ery, C.M.G _ F.KJS.. FJLA ... 1827. Tempted by the discovery of gold in ATigfTraKn lie went to Victoria. in 1851. He settled in ... 362 words
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  1. Geodetic Survey of Victoria
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    Keywords: A C Allan, A C Allen, Abrupt, Alexander, and Smeaton-hill, Ararat, Astonomical Observatory, Bolungum Navarre, Buninyong, Camel, Cape Grant, Cape Howe, Captain Pasley, Dandeneng, Disappointment, Dr Von Mueller, Ecles, Ellery, Fullett, Geodetic Survey, Government Astronomer, Green Hill, Hill Clark, Ida, Korong, Land titles, Macedon, Melbourne Observatory, Moliagul, Mount Avoca, Mount Buckle, Mount Elephant, Mount Tingarina, Mount Tingaringa, Mount William, Napier, New South Wales, Parrumbeet, R J L Ellery, Ravens-hill, Robert Lewis John Ellery, Rouse, Shadwell, South Australia, South Base Stone, Station Peak, Surveyor General, Surveyors Camp, Tarrengower, Triangulation, Trigonometric, trigonometrical, Victoria, View Hill, W A Black, Werribee, Williamstown, Williamstown Observatory, Wyndham, Yowan Hill
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  2. John Williams & Elizabeth Yeo; family of Angaston & Nurioopta
    John Williams & Elizabeth Yeo; family of Angaston & Nurioopta
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    Elizabeth's maiden name is Yeo, Parents, possibly, Samuel Yeo & Mary Burgess of Devon, England. Their children are Eliza; William Henry; Mary Ann; Sarah Jane; Elizabeth and Emma all bor...

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  3. Torpedo and Submarine Mining Corps of Victoria
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  3. Melbourne Chatter Buckley's Elizabethan Tea Rooms R[?] C[?] 800for [?] Buckley e-Nunn, [?] [?] (2 December 1926)
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  4. STATEMENT J. PENSIONS AND RETIRING ALLOWANCES (LUMP SUM COMPENSATION) PAID DURING 1911-12. (30 June 1912)
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  1. Notes on the climate of Victoria / by Robert L. J. Ellery
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  2. Brief sketch of the geodetic survey of Victoria / by R.L.J. Ellery
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    [ Book : 1891-1892 ]
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  3. Star Catalogue - Epoch 1880, Melbourne Observatory, 1889
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  4. Something about the author. Lisa Kumar, project editor
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  1. Peter Lindsay - subject folders, 189--1990
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  3. Papers
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