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Thomson, James Park (1854 - 1941)

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Geographer and Astronomer
Born: 20 June 1854  Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland.  Died: 10 May 1941  Kilcoy, Queensland, Australia.
James Park Thomson was the founder, in 1885, of Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Queensland Branch, was president 1894-97 and edited its "Journal". He had a private observatory and was responsible for the adoption of the zonal system for reckoning time.

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 7 August 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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