A new theme for my blog to match my passion for history
Trove Tuesday – Getting to know my Grandfather
My grandfather was born in New Zealand. I never knew him, but have been lucky to have been contacted by one of his nephews in NZ who has been able to confirm some family tales, and to share details of his younger years. Through him, I found that Colin had a lab at the University of Sydney in the 1950s, and searches on Ancestry have revealed electoral and travel records between the UK, US and Australia confirming his birthplace, occupation and employment history.
Colin studied at the University of Otago, and worked as a physicist at the National Standards Laboratory, University of Sydney, the Australian Scientific Liaison Office in Washington, and the ASRLO in London.
On Trove I’ve found records of his publications:
Bruce, C. F (1954). Some applications of interferometry to precision measurement. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia, Melbourne
Bruce, C. F (1956). Wavelength data and correction tables for length interferometry. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia, Melbourne
My daughter is now studying at the University of Sydney, and it is nice to have a family link with the University.