Browse Entries

Use Trove to find more resources by/about this Biographical entry

  • Trove

Biographical entry Anderson, Charles (1876 - 1944)

Born
5 December 1876
Moa, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Died
25 October 1944
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Mineralogist and Museum curator

Summary

Charles Anderson was Director, Australian Museum, Sydney, 1921-1940. He was originally appointed mineralogist in 1901 and conducted research into morphological crystallography and the chemistry of minerals in Australia.

Details

Events

1898
Education - Master of Arts (MA) completed at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland
1900
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Edinburgh
1900 - 1901
Career position - Director of the Ben Nevis Observatory in Scotland
1901 - 1921
Career position - Mineralogist for the Australian Museum in Sydney
1908
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Edinburgh
1921 - 1940
Career position - Director of the Australian Museum
1923 - 1924
Career position - Lecturer in Crystallography at the University of Sydney
1924
Career position - President of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1930 - 1931
Career position - President of the Anthropological Society of New South Wales
1932
Career position - President of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
1941 - 1942
Career position - President of the Geographical Society of New South Wales
1942 - 1944
Career position - Communications Censorship

Related Corporate Bodies

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Charles Anderson - Records, 1938; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Private hands (Aurousseau, M.)

  • Charles Anderson - Records, c. 1900 - c. 1944; Private hands (Aurousseau, M.). Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Anon, 'Charles Anderson', Records of the Australian Museum, vol. 21, no. 6, 1945, pp. 279-82. Details
  • Chalmers, Oliver, 'Minerals in the Australian Museum - 1901 to 1945', Records of the Australian Museum, supplement, vol. 15, 1992, pp. 111-28. Details
  • Smith, T. Hodge, 'Obituary: Dr. Charles Anderson', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 7, no. 3, 1944, pp. 87-88. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.