1899, English, Photograph edition: Clement Wragge, 1899 Nicholas, Sir Harold

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Clement Wragge, 1899
 
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  • image
  • Digital format: image/​jpeg
  • Original format: copy print : b&​w
Published
  • John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, September 1899
Language
  • English

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Title
  • Clement Wragge, 1899
Creator
  • Nicholas, Sir Harold
Published
  • John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, September 1899
Physical Description
  • image
  • Digital format: image/​jpeg
  • Original format: copy print : b&​w
Part Of
  • Item is held by John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.
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Date or Place
  • Queensland
Summary
  • Clement Lindley Wragge, meteorologist, was born 18 September 1852 at Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England. Orphaned in early childhood, Wragge was educated at Uttoxeter Grammar School in Staffordshire and articled to a London solicitor. In 1876 he joined the South Australian surveyor-general's department. Wragge studied meteorology and in 1878 returned to Britain where he established weather observation stations. He founded similar stations in South Australia and founded the Meteorological Society of Australasia in 1886. In January 1887 he was appointed meteorological observer in the Queensland post and telegraph department. Wragge expanded the observation network, issued forecasts, pioneered research into tropical revolving storms in the south-west Pacific, lectured extensively and built an observatory at his Taringa home.
  • After advocating the creation of a national weather bureau he was bitterly disappointed in 1907 when H.A. Hunt was appointed head of the Commonwealth Meteorological Bureau. Wragge moved to Auckland, New Zealand, where he built an observatory. He revisited Queensland in 1913 but failed to win support for his proposed tropical cyclone research centre. He died following a stroke at Birkenhead, New Zealand on 10 December 1922. (Information taken from: Australian dictionary of biography, v.12, 1990)
  • Picture taken by Sir Harold Nicholas of Anstelle(?), September 1899, on the occasion of Mr Wragge's visit to lecture at Lismore, New South Wales. (Description supplied with photograph).
  • An article about his lecture appears in the Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876-1954) Wednesday 13 September 1899, p 4.
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Language
  • English
Related Resource
  • Accession number: D6-5-89
  • Is part of: Picture Queensland ~ State Library of Queensland : digital image collection
Identifier
  • oai:bishop.slq.qld.gov.au:185371
  • Former digital ID: picqld-citrix04--2004-04-25-15-46
  • Negative number: 161210

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