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Baracchi, Pietro Paolo Giovanni Ernesto (1851 - 1926)

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Born: 25 February 1851  Florence, Italy.  Died: 23 July 1926  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Pietro Paolo G. E. Baracchi was Government Astronomer of Victoria 1900-15. He established a small observatory on Mount Stromlo in 1910 for the Commonwealth government.

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Born Florence, Italy, 25 February 1851. Died Melbourne, 23 July 1926. Educated in civil engineering, Florence (?). Engineer, Italian Army; assistant, Melbourne Observatory 1876-77; draftsman, Victorian Lands & Survey Department 1877-82; passed land surveyor's examination with credit 1880; assistant, Melbourne Observatory 1882-83; third assistant, in charge of the Great Melbourne Telescope 1883-92; first assistant 1892-95; acting government astronomer 1895-1900; government astronomer 1900-15. Order of Knight Commander of the Crown of Italy 1897. President, Royal Society of Victoria 1908-09.
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