First name(s)
George Robarts
Position(s) held at King's College London
  • Mathematics Master at King's College School 1854-1861;
  • Lecturer of Natural Philosophy 1861-1863;
  • Evening Class Lecturer on Mechanics 1854-1862;

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended Ref: *1

St John's College, Cambridge

Qualifications Ref: *1

BA 1845

Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • Third Assistant, Cape Observatory, South Africa September 1846-September 1851;
  • Professor of Mathematics, South African College, October 1851-[1854]
  • Government Astronomer at Sydney Observatory (1)
Professional activities Ref: *1

Philosophical Society of New South Wales

Publications Ref: *2

A Compendium of Facts and Formulae in Pure Mathematics and Natural Philosophy (1862); ; Explorers of the Southern Skies- A History of Australian Astronomy

Personal details

Date of birth Ref: *1
unknown but baptism date is 18th April 1822
Place of birth Ref: *1
Banbury Oxfordshire
Date of death Ref: *1
11th July 1870
Place of death Ref: *1
Sydney Australia
Family details Ref: *2

Son of Revd. George Smalley and Francis Jane Hay; married Elizabeth Brigge; 3 sons and 1 daughter


With Sir Charles Todd he fixed the boundary line between South Australia and New South Wales, known as the Smalley/Todd Boundary Line.

* References

  1. Australian Dictionary of Biography
  2. Google Books
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