PHYSICS IN AUSTRALIA TO 1945
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BRISBANE, Thomas Makdougall
Born near Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland, 23 July 1773; died Largs 27 January 1860. Education University of Edinburgh and English Academy, Kensington. Ensign, British Army, 1789-93; promoted to captain 1793, major 1798, lieutenant-colonel 1800, colonel 1810, brigadier-general 1812, general 1841. Governor N.S.W. 1821-25. K.C.B. 1814, K.C.H. 1817, Baronet 1836, G.C.B. 1837. F.R.S. 1810. President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1832. D.C.L.(Oxon.) 1823.
- (Communicated by Captain Henry Kater) An account of experiments made with an invariable pendulum at New South Wales. Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions., 113 (1823), 308-324.
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