The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Rennie, Edward Alexander
Rennie, Edward Alexander, J.P., Auditor-General of New South Wales, is the only son of the late James Rennie, M.A., formerly Professor of Zoology at King's College, London, and author of "Insect Architecture" and many popular works on natural history. Mr. Rennie was born in London on Oct. 16th, 1820, and reached Sydney in Feb. 1840. In 1846 he joined the Audit Office, was appointed chief clerk in Jan. 1856, and Auditor-General of New South Wales in July 1883. He was married at Sydney on Sept. 25th, 1850; and his eldest son, who is Professor of Chemistry in the university of Adelaide, was the first Australian who took the degree of D.Sc. in London University.