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Armit, William Edington (1848 - 1901)

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Explorer and Naturalist
Born: 10 May 1848  Liège, Belgium.  Died: 3 January 1901.
William Edington Armit led an expedition to New Guinea in 1883 which included the eccentric American scientist, Professor W. Denton. He worked as a journalist and naturalist in North Queensland until 1893 when he returned to New Guinea to a succession of public service posts.

Career Highlights
Born Liège, Belgium, 10 May 1848. Died New Guinea, 3 January 1901. Arrived Australia ca 1870. Stockman, Cleveland Bay, Queensland 1870-72, sub-inspector, Queensland Native Police 1872-82, Melbourne "Argus" special correspondence in command of expedition to New Guinea 1883, journalist and naturalist, Port Douglas and Cooktown 1883-93, private secretary to the administrator of New Guinea 1893-95, sub-collector of customs, Sumarai 1895-97, assistant resident magistrate, northern division 1899, resident magistrate 1899-1900.

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 10 September 2004

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Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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