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Biographical entry Crowther, William Lodewyk (1817 - 1885)

15 April 1817
Haarlem, Netherlands
12 April 1885
Surgeon and Naturalist


William Crowther arrived in Hobart Town in 1825 with his family and developed a strong interest in natural history. He also had wide business interests and was Premier of Tasmania 1878-1879. He was a corresponding member of the Royal Zoological Society.

Archival resources

Archives Office of Tasmania

  • William Lodewyk Crowther - Records, 1825 - 1885, CSO 7/23/127; Archives Office of Tasmania. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Crowther, W.E.L.H., 'Crowther, William Lodewyk (1817-1885), surgeon, naturalist and parliamentarian', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 3, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1969, pp. 501-503. Also available at Details

Journal Articles

  • Whitley, Gilbert P., 'Some Early Naturalists and Collectors in Australia', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. xix, 1933, pp. 291-304. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.