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Origins of Australian Meteorology



The Origins of Australian Meteorology

Appendix 1: Chronological Chart of Early Meteorologists



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People in Bright Sparcs - Bond, George Grant; Dawes, William; FitzRoy, Robert; Flinders, Matthew; Hogan, John; Maury, Matthew Fontaine; Neumayer, Georg Balthazar; Russell, Henry Chamberlain; Todd, Charles; Wragge, Clement Lindley

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