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This article was originally published as Organ, MK, W.B. Clarke as Scientific Journalist, Historical Records of Australian Science, 9(1), June 1992, 1-16. Original article available here.


This paper comments on W.B. Clarke's role as a scientific journalist in Sydney, 1839-1878. It also argues that Clarke has been misrepresented over time because large sections of his published work - specifically anonymous and signed newspaper articles - have not been considered in analyses of his life and assessments of his place in the history of Australian science.



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