The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Newbery, James Cosmo
Newbery, James Cosmo, C.M.G., fourth son of William Boxer Newbery, was born in 1843, near Leghorn, Italy, whence he went when quite young to America, and ultimately graduated as Bachelor of Science at the Harvard University. After leaving Harvard he studied at the School of Mines, Jermyn Street, London; and in 1865 was appointed analyst to the Geological Survey of Victoria—an appointment which he held until 1868, when the department was abolished. In 1870 he was appointed to his present position of Superintendent of the Melbourne Industrial and Technological Museum and Analyst to the Department of Mines; and he is, in addition, Instructor in Chemistry and Metallurgy at the Museum Laboratory. Mr. Newbery, who is a member of the Royal Society of Victoria, was Honorary Superintendent of Juries and Awards at the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1880. He married, in 1870, Catherine Maud Florence, daughter of G. Hodgkinson. In 1881 he was created C.M.G.