Home Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne
Biographical entry

Home | Browse | Search | Previous | Next

Andrew, Henry Martyn ( - 1888)

MA (Camb & Melb)
Related EntriesPublished Resources
Died: 18 September 1888

On the death of F. J. Pirani in 1881 Henry Martyn Andrew was appointed to the Lectureship in Natural Philosophy, a year before the Chair was created. In 1882 Andrew was appointed the first Professor of Natural Philosophy. While he was the only applicant, [i]t had been customary for newspapers to refer to him as 'Professor Andrew' before the chair was established, a fact which doubtless signified that he had firmly established himself as the right man.

Career Highlights

A graduate of the Engineering School, Andrew had been lecturer in Surveying and Geodesy there for four years. He was the first lecturer in the University to have graduated there and resigned to go to Cambridge for post-graduate study in maths and physics. Andrew was for a time professor at the Royal Agricultural college at Cirencester. He was a graduate of Geelong College. On return to Melbourne Andrew was headmaster at Wesley College. He died in the Red Sea in 1888.

Related Entries for Andrew, Henry Martyn

Heads of Department

Professorial Chair

Top of Page

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Carolyn Rasmussen & Rachel Tropea
Created: 13 September 2001
Modified: 21 November 2001

Published by Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre on AustehcWeb, October 2001
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: http://www.esrc.unimelb.edu.au/about/inquiries.html#comment
Prepared by: Acknowledgements
Updated: 16 November 2009

[ Top of page | Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne Home | Browse | Search ]