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George Vernon Hudson
George Vernon Hudson (20 April 1867 – 5 April 1946) was a British-born New Zealand award-winning entomologist and astronomer. He won the Hector Memorial Medal.Contents1 Biography 2 Personal life 3 Works 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Born in London, England, on Easter Saturday, 1867 Hudson was the sixth child of Emily Jane Carnal and Charles Hudson, an artist and stained-glass window designer. By the age of 14 he had built up a collection of British insects, and had published a paper in The Entomologist. In 1881 Hudson moved with his father to Nelson, New Zealand. He worked on a farm, and in 1883, aged 16, he began working at the post office in Wellington, where he eventually became chief clerk, retiring in 1918.[1] Hudson was a member of the 1907 Sub-Antarctic Islands Scientific Expedition
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George Hudson (other)
George Hudson (1800–1871) was an English railway financier. George Hudson may also refer to:George Hudson (footballer) (born 1937), player for Coventry City F.C. George Hudson (Canadian football) (born 1976), Canadian professional Canadian football player George LeRoy Hudson (fl. 1913–1926), Canadian politician George Hudson (entomologist) (1867–1946), New Zealand entomologist and astronomer George Bickersteth Hudson, British Member of Parliament for Hitchin, 1892–1906 George Hudson (cricketer) (1905–1981), English cricketer George Hudson (musician), American jazz trumpeter, see de:George Hudson (Jazzmusiker)This disambiguation page lists articles about people with the same name
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Percy Smith (ethnologist)
Stephenson Percy Smith (11 June 1840 – 19 April 1922) was a New Zealand ethnologist and surveyor. He founded The Polynesian Society.Contents1 Biography1.1 Early life and career as a surveyor 1.2 Work as an ethnologist 1.3 Latter years2 Legacy 3 Notes 4 ReferencesBiography[edit] Early life and career as a surveyor[edit]Stephenson Percy Smith and his survey party in a bivouac at the foot of Mount Tarawera, 1886.[2]Percy Smith (as he was known) was born in Beccles, Suffolk, the eldest son of Hannah Hursthouse and John Stephenson Smith, a merchant and later a civil servant. Smith emigrated to New Zealand with his family in February 1850. Percy Smith attended school at New Plymouth and later Omata, leaving to help on the family farm in 1854. Interested in the natural world and the landscape of the Taranaki Region, Smith took lessons in painting from John Gully, a landscape artist
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Library Of Congress Control Number
The Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Control Number (LCCN) is a serially based system of numbering cataloging records in the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
in the United States. It has nothing to do with the contents of any book, and should not be confused with Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Classification.Contents1 History 2 Format 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] The LCCN numbering system has been in use since 1898, at which time the acronym LCCN originally stood for Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Card Number. It has also been called the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Catalog Card Number, among other names
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LIBRIS
LIBRIS (Library Information System) is a Swedish national union catalogue maintained by the National Library of Sweden
Sweden
in Stockholm.[1] It is possible to freely search about 6.5 million titles nationwide.[2] In addition to bibliographic records, one for each book or publication, LIBRIS also contains an authority file of people
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Système Universitaire De Documentation
The système universitaire de documentation or SUDOC is a system used by the libraries of French universities and higher education establishments to identify, track and manage the documents in their possession. The catalog, which contains more than 10 million references, allows students and researcher to search for bibliographical and location information in over 3,400 documentation centers. It is maintained by the Bibliographic Agency for Higher Education (fr) (ABES). External links[edit]Official websiteThis article relating to library science or information science is a stub
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Leonard Cockayne
Leonard Cockayne
Leonard Cockayne
FRS[1] (7 April 1855 – 8 July 1934) is regarded as New Zealand's greatest botanist and a founder of modern science in New Zealand.[2]Contents1 Biography 2 Bibliography 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] He was born in Sheffield, England where he attended Wesley College. He travelled to Australia
Australia
in 1877 and shortly moved on to New Zealand where he became established as a botanist. In June 1901, he attended the first conference of horticulturists in New Zealand at Dunedin
Dunedin
where he presented a paper on the plants of the Chatham Islands
Chatham Islands
and advocated the establishment of experimental plant research stations in New Zealand. This helped to establish Cockayne's reputation. Cockayne was a member of the 1907 Sub-Antarctic Islands Scientific Expedition
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Thomas Hill Easterfield
Sir Thomas Hill Easterfield KBE (4 March 1866 – 1 March 1949) was a New Zealand chemist and university professor. He was born in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England on 4 March 1866. Easterfield was one of the four founding professors of the Victoria University, Wellington. In 1935, he was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal.[1] He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1938 Birthday Honours.[2] References[edit]^ "Official jubilee medals". Evening Post. 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 2 July 2013.  ^ "No. 34518". The London Gazette (Supplement). 9 June 1938. p. 3701. Davis, Brian R. "Thomas Hill Easterfield". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 31 December 2012.  Marsden, E. (1952). "Obituary notices: Thomas Hill Easterfield, 1866–1949". Journal of the Chemical Society (0): 1557. doi:10.1039/JR9520001557. Retrieved 31 December 2012.  Askew, H. O. (1950)
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Elsdon Best
Elsdon Best
Elsdon Best
(30 June 1856 – 9 September 1931) was an ethnographer who made important contributions to the study of the Māori of New Zealand.Contents1 Early life 2 Work among the Tūhoe 3 Ethnologist 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] Elsdon Best
Elsdon Best
was born 30 June 1856 at Tawa Flat, New Zealand, to William Best and the former Hannah Haynes Nibbs. When his father obtained a position at the Colonial Treasury, the family moved from its farmstead to Wellington
Wellington
where Best, now aged 9, went to school. After completing his formal education, he took and passed the Civil Service examination and became a clerk in 1873. Within a year, he found the work uncongenial and moved to Poverty Bay, where he worked in farming and forestry.[1] In 1881, Best joined the Armed Constabulary
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Patrick Marshall
Patrick Marshall (1869 – November 1950) was a geologist who lived in New Zealand.[1]Contents1 Cricketing career 2 Bibliography 3 Species described 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksCricketing career[edit] Marshall played three first-class matches for Auckland in the 1900–01 season. Bibliography[edit] Articles by Patrick Marshall published in Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand:Marshall P. (1894). "Tridymite-Trachyte of Lyttelton". Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 26: 368–387. (1895) "New Zealand Diptera: No. 1". 28 (1895). "On Dodonidia helmsi, Fereday". 28' (1901) "On Leaf-beds in the Kaikorai Valley". 34 (1902) "The Kingston Moraine".35 (1903) "Boulders in Triassic Conglomerate, Nelson". 36 (1904) "Magnesian Rocks at Milford Sound". 37 (1905) "Geological Notes on the Country North-west of Lake Wakatipu". 38 (1907) "Geology of Centre and North of North Island"
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Charles Chilton (zoologist)
Charles Chilton (27 September 1860 – 25 October 1929) was a New Zealand zoologist, the first rector to be appointed in Australasia,[1] and the first person to be awarded a D.Sc. degree in New Zealand.[2]Contents1 Biography 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Chilton was born on 27 September 1860 at Little Marstone, Pencombe[3] (near Leominster, Herefordshire, England)[4] but emigrated with his family to New Zealand in 1862. They settled on a farm at East Eyreton, North Canterbury.[5] He was troubled by his hips from an early age, and had his left leg amputated, using an artificial leg and a crutch thereafter.[2] He entered Canterbury College in 1875 as an unmatriculated student, and matriculated three years later
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Thomas Frederic Cheeseman
Thomas Frederic Cheeseman
Thomas Frederic Cheeseman
(8 June 1846 – 15 October 1923)[1][2] was a New Zealand
New Zealand
botanist. He was also a naturalist who had wide-ranging interests, such that he even described a few species of sea slugs (marine gastropod molluscs).Contents1 Biography 2 Bibliography 3 Membership 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Cheeseman was born at Hull, in Yorkshire
Yorkshire
on 8 June 1846. He came to New Zealand
New Zealand
at the age of eight with his parents on the Artemesia, arriving in Auckland
Auckland
on 4 April 1854. He was educated at Parnell Grammar School and then at St John's College, Auckland. His father, the Rev
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Philip Robertson (chemist)
Philip Wilfred Robertson was a New Zealand chemist, university professor, and writer. Philip Robertson, son of Donald Robertson was born on 22 September 1884 and educated at Wellington College, where he was dux in 1900. He then graduated with an MA in chemistry from Victoria University of Wellington in 1905, followed by an MSc in 1906. He was awarded a Sir George Grey Scholarship, a Senior Scholarship and the Jacob Joseph Scholarship. He was Victoria's first Rhodes Scholar, whence he continued on to gain first-class honours in natural sciences at Trinity College, Oxford, and a PhD at Leipzig University. Robertson married Florence Elizabeth Graham in 1912. He took up the chair of chemistry at Victoria University College in 1920 where he headed the department for 30 years. Robertson had an interest in literature and wrote several short stories. In his retirement Robertson was appointed professor emeritus
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Robert Speight
Robert Speight
Robert Speight
(2 October 1867 – 8 September 1949) was a notable New Zealand geologist, university professor and museum curator.Contents1 Early life 2 Professional career 3 Family and death 4 ReferencesEarly life[edit] Speight was born in Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, England
Durham, England
in 1867. When he was about 12, his family emigrated to New Zealand. His father, a strong disciplinarian, was a teacher at the school at Tai Tapu, which is a rural village some 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) south of the Christchurch
Christchurch
suburb of Halswell. Robert Speight
Robert Speight
gained a scholarship at Christchurch
Christchurch
Boys' High School and it is said that his daily travels along the foot of the Port Hills, an extinct shield volcano, raised his interest in volcanology
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Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg
(PG) is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks".[2] It was founded in 1971 by Michael S. Hart
Michael S. Hart
and is the oldest digital library.[3] Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books. The project tries to make these as free as possible, in long-lasting, open formats that can be used on almost any computer. As of 23 March 2018[update], Project Gutenberg reached 56,750 items in its collection of free eBooks.[4] The releases are available in plain text but, wherever possible, other formats are included, such as HTML, PDF, EPUB, MOBI, and Plucker. Most releases are in the English language, but many non-English works are also available. There are multiple affiliated projects that are providing additional content, including regional and language-specific works
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Coleridge Farr
Clinton Coleridge Farr (22 May 1866 – 27 January 1943) was a New Zealand geophysicist, electrical engineer and university professor. He was born the son of George Henry Farr, headmaster of the Collegiate School of St Peter in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia on 22 May 1866 and educated at the University of Adelaide, University College, London and the University of Sydney. [1] Parr tutored at Sydney and then Adelaide from 1893 to 1896, when he was appointed lecturer in mathematics and physics at Lincoln Agricultural College, Christchurch, New Zealand. As Director of the Christchurch Magnetic Observatory (1899–1903) he organised a magnetic survey of New Zealand and was awarded the first science D.Sc by the University of Adelaide
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