PHYSICS IN AUSTRALIA TO 1945
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LEFROY, John Henry
Born Ashe, Hampshire, England, 28 January 1817; died Lewarne, near Liskeard, Cornwall, England, 11 April 1890. Education, Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Lieutenant, R.A., 1834-42; captain 1842-65; colonel, 1865-82; retired as general, 1882. Director, magnetic observatory, St. Helena, 1840-42; Toronto 1842-53. Scientific adviser, War Office, U.K., 1854-55. Director-general of ordnance, 1868-70. Governor of Bermuda, 1871-77. Administrator of Tasmania 1880-81. C.B. 1871, K.C.M.G. 1877.
- On the magnetic variation of Hobart. Royal Society of Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings., (1881), 39-42.
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