Collection RS43 - Agnew Collection

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Agnew Collection


  • 1854-1895 (Creation)

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2 files

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(1815 - 1901)

Biographical history

Sir James Wilson Agnew (1815 - 1901) was an assistant surgeon in 1841 and later Colonial Surgeon of Tasmania. He was secretary of the Royal Society of Tasmania 1861-1881
and 1884 - 1894 and was chairman of the Board of Management of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1886 - 1901. He was a member of the Legislative Council 1877 - 1881, 1884 - 1887 and premier 1886-1887. Obituary : . For more information see :

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Presented by Sir (Dr.) James W. Agnew, a former secretary of the Royal Society of Tasmania

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Autograph albums and some correspondence

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

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HE May2020




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