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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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1853|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1895|
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