PHYSICS IN AUSTRALIA TO 1945
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SMYTH, Robert Brough
Born Wallsend, Northumberland, England, 1830; died Melbourne 8 October 1889. Clerk, Consett Iron Works, Durham, England, 1847-52. Draftsman, Victorian Government Survey, 1853-55. Government meteorologist, Melbourne, 1855-58. Secretary, Victorian Board of Science, 1858-60. Secretary, Victorian Mines Department, 1860-76. Mining engineer, Madras, India, 1878-82. Director, Bendigo School of Mines, Victoria, 1883-87.
- On the construction of an instrument for ascertaining the dew point. Philosophical Institute of Victoria. Transactions., 2 (1857), 61-62.
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