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Ross, Andrew Hendry (1829 - 1910)

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Physician and Botanist
Born: 1 August 1829  Carbello, Ayrshire, Scotland.  Died: 29 January 1910  Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia.
Andrew Hendry Ross, a colourful politician from Molong, New South Wales, also acted as district coroner, government medical adviser, medical officer and public vaccinator. He contributed to Mueller's "Eucalyptographia ..." (1884) on the medicinal value of eucalyptus foliage.

Career Highlights
Born Carbello, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1829. Died Surry Hills, 29 January 1910. Educated University of Glasgow (MD, ChM 1852). Practice, Muirkirk and London, assistant medical officer, West London, assistant sanitary inspector, City of London, assistant surgeon, 68th Cambridgeshire Militia, arrived Sydney 1857 as medical officer of an immigrant ship, practice in Molong, registrar for births, deaths and marriages from 1857, coroner, government medical adviser, medical officer and public vaccinator for much of the 1860s and 1870s, Member for Molong in the Legislative Assembly 1880-1904, founded the Molong Argus 1893, but soon sold it. Contributed many articles to the New South Wales Medical Gazette, and his 1882 paper, "On the Influence of the Australian Climates and Pastures upon the growth of Wool" won a prize of 25 from the Royal Society of New South Wales.

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Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 10 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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