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Biographical entry Fairley, Neil Hamilton (1891 - 1966)


15 July 1891
Inglewood, Victoria, Australia
19 April 1966
Sonning, Berkshire, England
Malariologist and Medical scientist


(Sir) Neil Hamilton Fairley worked at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research 1920-1. He was Assistant Physician at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London 1929-40 and Director of Medicine, Australian Military Forces 1942-46.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Neil Hamilton Fairley - Records, 1916 - 1991, MS 065; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Fenner, Frank, 'Fairley, Sir Neil Hamilton (1891-1966), Physician, Medical Scientist and Army Officer', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 14, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1996, pp. 128-131. Also available at Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituaries: Sir Neil Hamilton Fairley; Thelma Isabel Christie: E. J. Kenny; Stephen Lawrence Leach; Henry John Meldrum; Archibald Boscawen Boyd Ranclaud; Arthur Spencer Watts', Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 101, 1967, pp. 47-50. Details
  • Boyd, John, 'Neil Hamilton Fairley 1891-1966, elected F.R.S. 1942', Biographical Memoirs Fellows of the Royal Society, vol. 12, 1966, pp. 123-45. Details
  • Keogh, E. V., 'Neil Hamilton Fairley', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1966, no. 2, 1966, pp. 723-6. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.