Is part of Famous Visitors to Australia Charles H. Bertie 1926 series - author biography
Issue Details: First known date: 1926... 1926 Famous Visitors to Australia II : [Thomas Henry Huxley]
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'Thomas Henry Huxley, the famous Anthropologist, who began a great scientific career aboard the H.M.S. Rattlesnake, which dropped anchor in Sydney Cove in 1846 [sic].'


  • Sources list a variant date for Huxley's arrival in Australia, although he departed from the UK in 1846, according to the Australian Dictionary of Biography he didn't actually arrive in Australia until 1847. The Home states that Huxley's ship arrived in Sydney Cove in 1846; ADB states that the Rattlesnake reached Sydney in July 1847.

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    y The Home vol. 7 no. 2 1 February William Hardy Wilson (illustrator), 1926 Z1633344 1926 periodical issue 1926 pg. 44, 80
    Note: illus., port.
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