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Biographical entry Young, Frederick Mortimer (1860 - 1927)

Leeds, England
Astronomer and Geographer


Frederick Young moved to Hobart in 1887 for his health. He supported the newly founded University of Tasmania and served on the council 1919-1921 and 1923-1927.


Born Leeds, 1860. Died 1927. Educated University of Cambridge (BA 1884). Arrived Tasmania 1887. Helped establish University of Tasmania, edited its first Calendar and drafted nearly all its Statutes and Regulations; became Chairman of Board of Public Examinations, chairman of Faculty of Engineering, member of Faculty of Science, Board of Studies and Standing Committee of Council. Endowed s geography prize at Hutchins School, Hobart. Member of Parliament in Tasmania 1919-27.

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University of Tasmania Library, Special/Rare Collection

  • Frederick Mortimer Young - Records, 1894 - 1921, Y.1; University of Tasmania Library, Special/Rare Collection. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.