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Young, Frederick Mortimer (1860 - 1927)

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Astronomer and Geographer
Born: 1860  Leeds, England.  Died: 1927.
Frederick Mortimer Young moved to Hobart in 1887 for his health. He supported the newly founded University of Tasmania and served on the council 1919-21 and 1923-27.

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Born Leeds, 1860. Died 1927. Educated University of Cambridge (BA 1884). Arrived Tasmania 1887. Helped establish University of Tasmania, edited its first Calendar and drafted nearly all its Statutes and Regulations; became Chairman of Board of Public Examinations, chairman of Faculty of Engineering, member of Faculty of Science, Board of Studies and Standing Committee of Council. Endowed s geography prize at Hutchins School, Hobart. Member of Parliament in Tasmania 1919-27.

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 15 September 2004

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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