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Robert Ellery : 29-August-2011
Robert Ellery : 29-August-2011

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Robert Lewis J. Ellery, who was born in England and trained as a surgeon, arrived in Melbourne 1852 and set up a practice in Williamstown.

He was the founder of the Williamstown Observatory, Melbourne in 1853 and was the Victorian Government Astronomer from 1853 to 1895. Ellery became a leading figure in the Melbourne scientific community and served for almost 20 years as President of the Royal Society of Victoria


Address:Champion Road, Cemetery, Williamstown, 3016
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.853871
Long: 144.880138
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Approx. Event Start Date:1853
Approx. Event End Date:1895


Front Inscription

Sacred to the memory of Robert L. J. Ellery C.M.G.  F.R.S.  F.R.A.S. First government Astronomer of Victoria, from 1853 to 1895, died 14th January 1908, in his 81st year

Source: MA
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