The Linnean Society of New South Wales, Sydney

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daa/98

Authorized form of name

The Linnean Society of New South Wales, Sydney

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  • Community

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Secretary

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Street address

Postal address: PO Box 291 Manly

Locality

Sydney

Region

New South Wales

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Postal code

1655

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Description area

History

The Linnean Society of New South Wales was founded in 1874 and incorporated in 1884. This was due in large part to its first President, Sir William Macleay (1820-1891). He provided the Society with its original accommodation and staff, set up a library and established the journal, Proceedings (1875).

The society offers an annual research fellowship to University of Sydney graduates; offers grants to support research projects; publishes the journal, Proceedings, and a newsletter; holds occasional symposia on natural history subjects; and established the biennial Sir William Macleay Memorial Lecture. For further information, see http://linneansocietynsw.org.au/menu_pages/about.html

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

The affairs of the Society are administered by a Council of 18 members, six of whom retire each year but are eligible for re-election. The President, Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Editor constitute the Executive Committee.

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: Secretary

Records management and collecting policies

Buildings

Holdings

Linnean Society of NSW: Research papers in natural history.
Early records held at the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales.

Finding aids, guides and publications

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Opening times

Open Tues 9:30am-5pm. General reference assistance available. Copying services available for books and journals.

Access conditions and requirements

Two weeks' advance notice of visit required stating purpose of research. Proof of identity required. Access to records not normally available for research can be gained by written permission from the Secretary.

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  • Environment (Thematic area)
  • Science and Technology (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Postal address: PO Box 291 Manly
Sydney, New South Wales 1655