German science in nineteenth century Australian libraries

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Between Bligh s disdain for Robert Townson s books at the beginning of the century and C.W. Holgate s 1886 commentary on the collections of the Melbourne Public Library, there is evidence of deficiencies in Australian holdings of materials derived from the German states and from the Austrian Empire. Consideration of private collections, of the roles played by individuals in developing research institutes, learned societies and community libraries and ultimately of the efforts made by university leaders to equip and enhance a culture of scientific investigation leads to the conclusion that the German or Prussian model was beginning to dominate by the turn of the twentieth century.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39 - 42
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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