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Blackett, Cuthbert Robert (1831 - 1902)

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Pharmacist and Chemist
Born: 9 October 1831  Southminster, Essex, England.  Died: 18 October 1902  South Yarra, Victoria, Australia.
Cuthbert Robert Blackett had a pharmacy in Fitzroy, Melbourne 1871-87. His public life is largely the history of pharmacy in Victoria in the second half of the nineteenth century.

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Born Southminster, Essex, England 9 October 1831. Died South Yarra, 18 October 1902. Apprenticed to a pharmacist in Norfolk; arrived Melbourne 1853; further pharmaceutical and chemical studies, London and Heidelberg, 1868-71; pharmacy, Fitzroy, Melbourne 1871-87; government analytical chemist, Crown Law Department 1887-1902; also acted as analyst to the Customs Department. Founder, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and president 1878-81; an original member of the Pharmacy Board and president 1883-1902; lectured for some years at the College of Pharmacy in chemistry, materia medica and botany; examiner in chemistry, College of Pharmacy and University of Melbourne; an original member of the Central Board of Health.
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Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 18 October 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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