George Handley Knibbs

George Handley Knibbs

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sir George Handley "The Knibb" Knibbs CMG (13 June 1858 - 30 March 1929)[1] was an Australian scientist, the first Commonwealth Statistician and the first director of the Commonwealth Institute of Science and Industry, predecessor to the CSIRO. Knibbs was born in Sydney son of John Handley Knibbs, foreman, and his wife Ellen, n e Curthoys. Knibbs joined the New South Wales Land Survey Department in 1877 and in January 1878 was appointed a licensed surveyor. In 1889 Knibbs resigned to take up private practice as a surveyor, and in 1890 became lecturer in surveying at the University of Sydney. Knibbs was elected a member of the Royal Society of New South Wales in 1881, became a member of the council in 1894, from 1896 to 1906 was almost continuously honorary secretary, and in 1898-9 was president.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135859528
  • 9786135859522