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New Zealand-born Fellows of the Royal Society (2012)


The first Fellows of the Royal Society with connections to New Zealand were James Cook, Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, all of whom came to the South Pacific in 1769 to observe the transit of Venus. They subsequently made contact with New Zealand Māori, mapped the islands of New Zealand, and made many scientific observations. Since 1879, 42 New Zealand-born Fellows have been elected. The backgrounds to and accomplishments of these 42 Fellows of the Royal Society are outlined and discussed in the order of their dates of election and scientific disciplines.

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Authors & Contributors
Orchiston, Wayne
Orchiston, Wayne
Williams, Glyndwr
Marshall, John Braybrooke
Wheeler, Alwyne
Lincoln, Margarette
Archives of Natural History
Medical History
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Boydell Press
Yale University Press
William Collins
Thames & Hudson
University of Washington Press
Travel; exploration
Scientific expeditions
Natural history
Cook, James
Banks, Joseph
Solander, Daniel Charles
Malaspina, Alessandro
Jenner, Edward
Home, Everard
Time Periods
18th century
19th century
New Zealand
British Isles
Pacific Ocean
Royal Society of London
Royal Observatory Greenwich
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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