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Biographical entry Bleasdale, John Ignatius (1822 - 1884)

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Born
1822
Lancashire, England
Died
June 1884
San Francisco, United States of America
Occupation
Priest, Chemist and Mineralogist

Summary

John Bleasdale was a Catholic clergyman interested in science and was President of the Royal Society of Victoria, 1865. He was active in a number of government and public committees related to schools, technical education (particularly in chemistry and mineralogy) and museums, and the Melbourne Public Library and Gallery. Between 1857 and 1873 he was a member of the Exploration Committee of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria (later Royal Society of Victoria). He was a foundation Member of the Melbourne Microscopical Society, Honorary Member of the Medical Society of Victoria, and Fellow of the Geographical and Linnean Societies, London.

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1850
Life event - Settled in Victoria
1851 - 1853
Career event - Appointed to the country missions in Geelong and Colac, Victoria
1853 - 1855
Career event - Transferred to Seminary of St Patrick's, Eastern Hill, Melbourne
1855 - 1860
Career position - Vice-President, Seminary of St Patrick's, Eastern Hill, Melbourne
1856 - 1857
Career position - Member, Philosophical Institute of Victoria
1857 - 1858
Career position - Member of Council, Philosophical Institute of Victoria
1857 - 1859
Award - Life Member, Philosophical Institute of Victoria
1857 - 1859
Career position - Member, Exploration Committee of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria
1859
Career position - Vice-President, Philosophical Institute of Victoria
1859 - 1873
Career position - Member, Exploration Committee of the Royal Society of Victoria
1859 - 1884
Award - Life Member, Royal Society of Victoria
1860 -
Career position - Treasurer, Royal Society of Victoria
1865
Career position - President, Royal Society of Victoria
1874 - 1877
Career position - Chancellor, Archdiocese of Melbourne
1877
Life event - Migrated to California, U.S.A.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Smith, Wilson Berry, Bleasdale, 1850-1950: a centenary history of Bleasdale, Langhornes Creek, South Australia (Adelaide: Advertiser, 1950), 21 pp. Details

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Conference Papers

  • Birch, W. D., 'Gemstones in the Forest: Rev. John Bleasdale's Journey to William Wallace Creek, Victoria', in The History of Geology in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century; the Story in Australia, and in Victoria, from Selwyn and McCoy to Gregory - 1853 to 1903 edited by Pierson, R. R. (Melbourne: Earth Sciences History Group, GSA Inc., 2007), pp. 8-11.. Details

Journal Articles

  • Bleasdale, J.I., 'On Colonial Wines', Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 8 (1867), 53-72. Details
  • Bleasdale, J.I., 'On the essence of meat and other methods of preserving fleshmeat', The Australian Medical Journal, 13 (1867), 78-86. Details
  • Bleasedale, John Ignatius, 'On Chlorine as a Solvent of Gold', Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 6 (1865), 47-52. Details
  • Farrer, Keith Thomas Henry, 'The Rev Dr JI Bleasdale and the Medical Society of Victoria', Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 86 (1993), 166-198. Details

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