John Henry Nicholson and his wife, Anna Cordes ca. 1890
Description: John Nicholson and his second wife Anna Cordes, who later married Mr Dudley Eglinton. Nicholson worked for the Queensland Education Department from 1865 and contributed to Queensland newspapers. He was a poet and an author. (Description supplied with photograph) During her marriage to Mr Eglinton, Anna was very active in the Brisbane Astronomical Society. She and a number of other female members actively contributed by presenting papers and debating the latest theories on subjects such as comet behaviour. (Information taken from Hicks and Frankland, Amateur Scientists: Finding and preserving their contributions to the growth of scientific research in Australia. retrieved 7 July 2006, www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/confs/recovering/hicks.htm)
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