PHYSICS IN AUSTRALIA TO 1945
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BARACCHI, Pietro Paolo Giovanni Ernesto
Born Florence, Italy, 25 February 1851; died Melbourne 23 July 1926. Education civil engineering, Florence (?). Draftsman, Victorian Lands & Survey Department, 1877-82. Assistant at the Melbourne Observatory, 1876-77, 1882-95; acting government astronomer, 1895-1900; government astronomer, 1900-1915. F.R.A.S. 1884. President, Royal Society Victoria 1908-1909. Order Knight Commander Crown of Italy, 1897.
- Results of observations with the Kater's invariable pendulums, made at the Melbourne Observatory, June to September, 1893. Royal Society of Victoria. Proceedings., 6 (1893), 162-169.
- Magnetic work in Australia. Terrestrial Magnetism, 1 (1896), 191-196.
- Presidential Address. Section A. Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science. Report of Meeting., 7 (Sydney, 1898), 157-175.
- (Abstract) The testing of reflecting surfaces. Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science. Report of Meeting., 7 (Sydney, 1898), 265-267.
- Astronomy and geodesy in Australia. In G.H. Knibbs, edition, Federal handbook prepared in connection with the eighty-fourth meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, held in Australia, August, 1914. Melbourne: Australian Government, 1914. pp.327-390.
- Results of observations in meteorological and terrestrial magnetism made at the Melbourne Observatory and other localities in the State of Victoria, Australia. (Compilation of monthly reports, July 1895-December 1907). Melbourne: Government Printer, 1896-1911. (Formerly entitled: 'Record of results of observations in meteorological and terrestrial magnetism made at the Melbourne Observatory and other localities in the colony of Victoria, Australia', formerly 'Monthly record of results of observations in meteorological, terrestrial magnetism etc., etc., taken at the Melbourne Observatory during...together with abstracts from meteorological observations obtained at various localities in Victoria'.)
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