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Biographical entry Buchanan, Gwynneth Vaughan (1886 - 1945)

Born
21 November 1886
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
21 June 1945
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Zoologist

Summary

Gwynneth Vaughan Buchanan became a Lecturer in 1921 and a Senior Lecturer in 1925 in Zoology at the University of Melbourne. Her much used text "Elements of Animal Morphology" was published in 1921. Prior to this she tutored biology at the secondary school and tertiary levels

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Events

1908
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1909
Career position - Junior Demonstrator in Biology at the University of Melbourne
1910
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1910 - 1913
Career position - Tutor in Biology at Queen's College, University of Melbourne
1910 - 1920
Career position - Senior Biology Mistress at the Presbyterian Ladies' College
1913 - 1914
Career position - Research on the embryology of Australian marsupials at University College, London
c. 1914 - c. 1916
Career position - Tutor in Biology at Queen's, Ormond and Trinity colleges at the University of Melbourne
1914 - 1916
Career position - Public Examiner in Anatomy and Physiology
1915
Career position - Government scholarship received for inquiry into human embryology
1916
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1919 - 1922
Career position - Public Examiner in Animal Morphology and Physiology
1920
Career position - Lecturer-in-charge of Biology at the University of Western Australia
1921 - 1924
Career position - Lecturer in Zoology at the University of Melbourne
1925 - 1944
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Zoology at the University of Melbourne
1926
Career position - Acting Head of Department at the University of Melbourne
1935
Career position - Founding member of the McCoy Society for Field Investigation and Research

Archival resources

University College Archives, University of Melbourne

  • Gwynneth Vaughan Buchanan - Records; University College Archives, University of Melbourne. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Gwynneth Vaughan Buchanan - Records; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details
  • Gwynneth Vaughan Buchanan - Records; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Close, Cecily, 'Buchanan, Gwynneth Vaughan (1886-1945), zoologist', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 7, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979, pp. 471-472. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070473b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary: Dr. Gwynneth Vaughan Buchanan', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 8, no. 2-3, 1945, p. 73. Details
  • Buchanan, Gwynneth, 'The Melbourne University Science Club, 1888-1937', The Science Review, no. 1, 1937, pp. 16-21. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Alexander, John A. (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 1944, vol. 12, The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, Melbourne, 1944, 906 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.