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- Alexander Adie: Alexander James Adie FRSE MWS was a Scottish maker of medical instruments, optician and meteorologist. He was the inventor of the sympiesometer, patented in 1818.
- born in (241 years ago) in Edinburgh
- died in (157 years ago)
- Alexander Adie was a pioneer of the sugar industry in Childers, Queensland where he was born, and the third chairman of the Isis Central Sugar Mill Company. From 1897 till 1939 Adie kept a work diary or farm production record. Fifteen of his diaries have survived, being rescued as they were on their way to the local tip. They provide a record of farm life in the late 19th century and in particular, the recruitment and employment of South Sea Islanders known then as Kanakas. Adie used his diaries to keep a tally of work done by his Kanakas or contract gangs in order to know how much pay was needed for each person.
- died on (75 years ago)
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-Description of two New Philosophical Instruments; by Mr Alexander Adie, Optician, (with an engraving). History of the Society, ...
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