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‘Laudably Communicating to the World’: Science in Sydney’s Public Culture, 1788–1821

Orthia, Lindy A.


It has long been held that the general population of the British colony of New South Wales prior to the 1820s was neither exposed to nor interested in science, and that there was little homegrown science in Sydney at this time. This prevailing view, however, is based on a definition of science as institutionalised knowledge producer. In this paper I examine the Sydney colony between 1788 and 1821 through the lens of recent historiographical developments that have redefined science as a form of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-05-16
Type: Journal article
Source: Historical Records of Australian Science
DOI: 10.1071/HR15018


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