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    Herbert George Andrewartha

21 December 1907
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
27 January 1992
Zoologist and Entomologist


Herbert Andrewartha was Entomologist at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute 1935-1954, Reader in Animal Ecology 1954-1962 and then Professor of Zoology 1962-1972 at the University of Adelaide.


Born 21 December 1907. Died 27 January 1992. Educated University of Western Australia (Bachelor of Agriculture). Assistant Entomologist Australian Department of Agriculture 1929-32, Assistant Research Officer CSIR 1933-35, Entomologist Waite Agricultural Research Institute 1935-54, Reader in Animal Ecology 1954-62 and then Professor of Zoology 1962-72 University of Adelaide. Clarke Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales, Verco Medal , Royal Society of South Australia, Gold Medal, Australian Ecological Society (1987), Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1961. President, Nature Conservation Society of South Australia, Chairman, National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council of South Australia.


1929 - 1932
Career position - Assistant Entomologist at the Australian Department of Agriculture (in Western Australia?)
1933 - 1935
Career position - Assistant Research Officer at CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
1935 - 1954
Career position - Entomologist at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute
1954 - 1962
Career position - Reader in Animal Ecology at the University of Adelaide
1961 -
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1962 - 1972
Career position - Professor of Zoology at the University of Adelaide
Award - Gold Medal received from the Australian Ecological Society

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Archival resources

Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide

  • Herbert George Andrewartha - Records, 09S.D A56; Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide. Details

Published resources


  • Andrewartha, H. G., 'Biological Research in the University of Adelaide'. in Introducing South Australia, Rupert Best, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1954. Details
  • Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932, 380 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Birch, L.C.; Browning, T. O., 'Herbert George Andrewartha 1907-1992', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 9, no. 3, 1993, pp. 258-268. Also available at Details
  • Deveson, E. D., 'The Search for a Solution to Australian Locust Outbreaks: how developments in Ecology and Government Responses Influenced Scientific Research', Historical records of Australian science, vol. 22, 2011, pp. 1-31. Details

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Herbert George Andrewartha


McCarthy, G.J.