Denison, William, (Sir) (1804-1871)

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Denison, William (1804-1871)
Denison, William Thomas, (Sir) (1804-1871)
Denison, William Thomas (1804-1871)
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governor-general; Engineer; Soldier
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Sir William Thomas Denison (1804-1871), governor-general, was born on 3 May 1804 in London, son of John Denison and his second wife Charlotte, née Estwick. Like his brothers Evelyn (Viscount Ossington)...

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Sir William Denison was Governor of Tasmania 1847-1854, Governor of New South Wales 1855-1861, and an important patron of science.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Denison, William Thomas
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Account of the Analysis, by Dr. Motherwell, of certain Woods of Tasmania, with a view to determine the amount of Potash contained
    Denison, Sir William Thomas
    Published: Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land, Hobart, 1851
    Series: Papers and Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land, 1, 87-93
  3. On the manufacture of potash from Tasmanian woods
    Denison, Sir William Thomas
    Published: 1851
    Series: Report of the Royal Society, Van Diemen's Land for the year 1850, 1, 93-98
  4. Sir William Dennison as a Conchologist
    Iredale, T. and Whitley, G.P.
    Published: 1964
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 27-30
  5. Chemistry in Australia Bibliography
    Collins, David
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2009
  6. Federation and Meteorology
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001
  7. Science and the making of Victoria
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001

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  1. William Denison - Correspondence, newspaper clippings and address [M671] 1856-1857
    Denison, William, Sir, 1804-1871
    [ Unpublished ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 131,358.141)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 131,358.141)

  2. William Denison - Correspondence and journal [M606-607] 1846-1859
    Denison, William, Sir, 1804-1871
    [ Unpublished ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 128,326.711)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 128,326.711)

  3. Letter : Gov. House, [Hobart, Tas.] to James Macarthur, Launceston, [Tas.]
    Denison, William Sir, 1804-1871
    [ Unpublished : 1852 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 122,274.555)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 122,274.555)

  4. Important Australian autograph letters written by Sir William T. Denison and S.A. Donaldson
    Denison, William Sir, 1804-1871
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 111,631.703)

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  5. Papers of Sir William Denison
    Denison, William, Sir, 1804-1871
    [ Unpublished : 1856-1857 ]
    At National Library
    Papers of Sir William Denison
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  6. Varieties of vice-regal life. By Sir William Denison
    Denison, William Sir 1804-1871
    [ Book : 1870 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 101,521.469)

  7. Letter from William Smith O'Brien to Sir William Denison, 4 October 1852
    Denison, William, Sir, 1804-1871
    [ Unpublished : 1852 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Letter from William Smith O'Brien to Sir William Denison, 4 October 1852
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  8. Sir William Denison - Papers, 1848-1855
    Denison, William, Sir, 1804-1871
    [ Unpublished : 1848-1855 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  9. Autograph letter signed from Sir William Thomas Denison to Robert Campbell? from Government House, Sydney, N.S.W. regarding his appointment as treasurer of the Legislative Assembly, 2 January 1858
    Denison, William, Sir, 1804-1871
    [ Unpublished : 1858 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  10. Papers relating to Sir William Thomas Denison, 1853-1869
    Denison, William, Sir, 1804-1871
    [ Unpublished : 1853-1869 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. Letter from G. B. Airy, to Sir William Denison, 1852
    Airy, George Biddell, Sir, 1801-1892
    [ Unpublished : 1852 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. William Denison - Correspondence, newspaper clippings and address [M671] 1856-1857
    Denison, William, Sir, 1804-1871
    [ Unpublished ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. William Denison - Correspondence and journal [M606-607] 1846-1859
    Denison, William, Sir, 1804-1871
    [ Unpublished ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  4. Letter : Gov. House, [Hobart, Tas.] to James Macarthur, Launceston, [Tas.]
    Denison, William Sir, 1804-1871
    [ Unpublished : 1852 ]
    At National Library
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  5. Sir William Denison from oil painting Govt. House
    [ Photograph : 1908 ]
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    Sir William Denison from oil painting Govt. House
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  6. Important Australian autograph letters written by Sir William T. Denison and S.A. Donaldson
    Denison, William Sir, 1804-1871
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  7. Portrait of W. T. Denison / painted by Frederick R. Say, engraved by W. Gillen
    Say, Frederick R
    [ Art work ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  8. Papers of Sir William Denison
    Denison, William, Sir, 1804-1871
    [ Unpublished : 1856-1857 ]
    At National Library
    Papers of Sir William Denison
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  9. Sir William Denison
    [ Photograph ]
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    Sir William Denison
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  10. Varieties of vice-regal life. By Sir William Denison
    Denison, William Sir 1804-1871
    [ Book : 1870 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    At 25 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 100,541.469)

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  1. Denison, Mary Charlotte
    Artist; ; Draughtsman
    ... Denison, William Thomas ... Denison, Caroline ... Sketcher, daughter of Sir William Thomas Denison, governor of Tasmania in 1846-54, governor of New ... pencil, ink and watercolour sketches of scenery in Tasmania. sketcher, daughter of Sir William Thomas ...
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  2. Grant, Charles William (1878-1943)
    Merchant; Politician; Past Member of the Australian Federal Parliament; Senator; Senator for Tasmania
    ... at Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England, son of William Grant, linen draper, and his wife Mary Ann.... ... Senator for Tasmania, 1925, 1932–41 (Nationalist Party; United Australia Party) Charles William ...
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  3. Shakespeare, William (-1616)
    Poets; Dramatists; Actors; Playwright; Poet; Writer; Author
    ... William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor. ... William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564, died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright ...
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  1. Sir William Denison from oil painti ...
    [ Photograph : 1908 ]
    Sir William Denison from oil painting Govt. House
  2. His Excellency Sir William Thomas D ...
    Chant, J. J. (J ...
    [ Art work : 1863 ]
    His Excellency Sir William Thomas Denison, K.C.B. &c. &c., Colonel of the Royal Engineers & formerly Governor General of the Australian colonies / painted by W.M. Tweedie; engraved by J.J. Chant
  3. Postcard portrait of Sir William T. ...
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1906 ]
    Postcard portrait of Sir William T. Denison, Governor of New South Wales, ca. 1906
  4. Sir William Thomas Denison, Exchang ...
    [ Photograph : 1943 ]
    Sir William Thomas Denison, Exchange P.O
  5. Sir William Denison
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  1. To His Excellency SIR WILLIAM THOMAS DENISON, &C., &C., &C.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Thursday 18 June 1857 [Issue No.88 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 1294

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... To His Excellency Sib William 4 Thomas Djenison, &g., &C-, &h. We, the undersigned Inhabitants of ... which all are iiii^re ior less iatatested.. <w. mmsoN. SYDXEY: Printed by William Hansox, Government ... 310 words
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  2. PROCLAMATION.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Thursday 29 May 1856 [Issue No.80 (SECOND SUPPLEMENT)] p 1501

    Government Gazette Freedom Of Information Illustrated

    ... PROCLAMATION. By His Excellency Sir William Thomas Denison, Knight, Governor General in and over ... treatment of the Passengers during such "Colonial Voyage:" Now, therefore, I Sir William Thomas Denison ... 30078 words
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  3. PROBATE JURISDICTION. In the will of Sir William John Lyne, K.C.M.G., late of Double Bay, near the City of Sydney, in the State of New South Wales, formerly a Member of the House o...
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Wednesday 22 April 1914 [Issue No.70] p 2460

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... In the Supreme Court of New South \\ ales. PROBATE JURISDICTION. In the will of Sir William John ... 14th day of February, 1914, to Denison Samuel Kiug Miller, Walter George Parish, and Lady Sarah Jane ... 304 words
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  1. SIR WILLIAM DENISON.
    Colonial Times (Hobart, Tas. : 1828 - 1857) Friday 20 February 1852 p 2 Article
    ... SIR WILLIAM DENISON. It costs us nothing to suppose that "apart from selfish considerations, Sir ... of accounting for j Sir William Denison's persistence in his heretical opinions, arises from the fact ... 530 words
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  2. SIR WILLIAM DENISON.
    Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875) Friday 15 October 1852 p 2 Article
    ... crave leave humbly to represent to vour Majesty that "Sir William Thomas Denison* th« present Lieutenant ... -nists whom we represent, to declaro our want of confidence iu Sir William Denison; atidourcon' viction that ... 2527 words
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  3. SIR WILLIAM DENISON.
    The Courier (Hobart, Tas. : 1840 - 1859) Saturday 27 January 1855 p 2 Article
    ... SIR WILLIAM DENISON. SINCE our last issue, Sir William Thomas Denison has assumed the office ... frequently stated by the apologists of Sir William Denison, and under better auspices, his talents would ... 1221 words
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  1. Reply to Sir William Thomas Denison (1804-1871), Governor-General, on the questions of convict transportation, dated 1st April 1847
    Leake, John
    [ Article : 1847 ]
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    At Uni of TAS Open Rep
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  2. Reluctant democrat - Sir William Denison in Australia 1847-1861 [Book Review]
    Twomey, Anne
    Australasian Parliamentary Review
    [ Article : 2013 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 421.196)

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  3. Reluctant Democrat: Sir William Denison in Australia, 1847-1861.(Book review)
    Naughton, Terry
    Australian Law Journal
    [ Article : 2012 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 413.018)

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  4. Letter from George Washington Walker to Lieutenant Governor Sir William Thomas Denison, Van Diemen's Land, 1849
    Walker, George Washington
    [ Article : 1849 ]
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  1. Letter to Sir William Denison
    George Washington Walker
    [ Unpublished : 1854 ]
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    At UTAS Collections
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  2. Letters to William Denison from Sir William Denison, 1855 to 1862, (File C63-77), (from Papers of the Denison Family / Correspondence (C))
    [ Unpublished : 1855-1862 ]
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    Letters to William Denison from Sir William Denison, 1855 to 1862,  (File C63-77),  (from Papers of the Denison Family  / Correspondence  (C))
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  3. Norfolk Island diaries, 1857, 1859, (File 8), (from Papers of Sir William Thomas Denison )
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    Norfolk Island diaries, 1857, 1859,  (File 8),  (from Papers of Sir William Thomas Denison )
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  1. Henry F. Halloran survey roughs, Denison Ward, City of Sydney, 1884-1900
    Halloran, Henry Ferdinand, artographer
    [ Map : 1884-1900 ]
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  2. [Preliminary plot of North Australia to Tasmania cross-section of Geological map of the Commonwealth of Australia]
    David, T. W. Edgeworth Sir, (Tannatt William Edgeworth), 1858-1934
    [ Map : 1928-1929 ]
    At National Library
    [Preliminary plot of North Australia to Tasmania cross-section of Geological map of the Commonwealth of Australia]
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  3. Maps and charts of Australia held by the Alexander Turnbull Library
    Bellinsgauzen, Faddeĭ Faddeevich, 1779-1852
    [ Map, Government publication, Microform : 1950 ]
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    Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900
    [ Sound : 1975 ]
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  2. The tempest / Edited by Frank Kermode
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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    Roadshow Entertainment (Firm)
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    William Maxwell McEwen
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