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Biographical entry Wilkinson, Charles Smith (1843 - 1891)

22 August 1843
Potterspury, Northamptonshire, England
26 August 1891
Burwood, New South Wales, Australia


Charles Wilkinson was appointed geological surveyor in charge of the Department of Mines in 1875 in New South Wales. Prior to this he had been involved in the Victorian Geological Survey.



1861 - 1866
Career position - Field assistant to Richard Daintree, Geological Survey office, Melbourne
Career position - Field Geologist, Geological Survey office, Melbourne
1874 - 1875
Career position - Geological Surveyor, Lands Department of New South Wales
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus wilkinsoniana R.T.Baker (= Eucalyptus eugenioides Sieber ex Spreng. (1827))

Published resources

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Book Sections

  • Branagan, D. F., 'Charles Smith Wilkinson, 1843-1891', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details
  • Hoare, Michael, 'Wilkinson, Charles Smith (1843-1891), geologist', in Bede Nairn (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 6, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1976, pp. 402-403. Details

Journal Articles

  • Adrian, J., 'Charles Smith Wilkinson and the Geological Survey of New South Wales, 1875-1891', Geological Society of Australia, Earth Sciences History Group Newsletter, vol. 15, 1992, pp. 7-10. Details
  • Wilkinson, Charles Smith., 'On the Theory of the Formation of Gold Nuggets in Drift', Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 8, Wilson & Mackinnon, Melbourne, 1867, pp. 11-15. Details


See also

  • Science and the making of Victoria, with Royal Society of Victoria, 2001, Details
  • Hall, Norman, Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.