Collection J3 - Robert Mackenzie Johnston Collection

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AU TAS UTAS SPARC J3

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Robert Mackenzie Johnston Collection

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  • 1913 (Creation)

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4 notebooks and 2 folders

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(1845 -1918)

Biographical history

Robert Mackenzie Johnston (1845 -1918), Government Statistician, arrived in Tasmania in 1870 and took a job in the accounts branch of the Launceston and Western Railway until he entered Government service in 1872. In 1882 he was appointed Government Statistician and Registrar General. In that year he was also appointed one of the commissioners to report on fisheries in Tasmania. In 188 theGovernment published his paper 'A systematic account of the geology of Tasmania'.
He was a prominent member of the Royal Society of Tasmania and contributed many papers to its Papers & Proceedings (see the list in Pap. & Proc. 1918 pp 136-144). He
was a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, The Royal geographical Society of Australia and the Linnean Society.
For more information see http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/johnston-robert-mackenzie-6863

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Collection consists of notebooks and sketchbooks mainly regarding fish, other files consisting of press cuttings and a reprint

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact Special.Collections@utas.edu.au

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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Original inventory and descriptive notes can be found at: https://eprints.utas.edu.au/10978/2/Robert_Mackenzie_Johnston.pdf

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HE May 2018

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