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Robert Brough Smyth


Mining engineer. Emigrated to Victoria, Australia, in 1852. Secretary, Board of Mines, 1860; honorary secretary, Board for the Protection of Aborigines, 1860; director of the geological survey of Victoria, 1871–6. Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, 1874.


Aust. dict. biog.



Aust. dict. biog.: Australian dictionary of biography. Edited by Douglas Pike et al. 14 vols. [Melbourne]: Melbourne University Press. London and New York: Cambridge University Press. 1966–96.

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.