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Biographical entry Hamlyn-Harris, Ronald (1874 - 1953)

Born
1 September 1874
Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Died
26 June 1953
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Entomologist

Summary

Ronald Hamlyn-Harris was Director of the Queensland Museum 1910-1917, a highlight of his tenure being the emphasis on ethnological and anthropological collecting and displays. During this period he published 20 anthropological papers. Between 1922 and 1924 He worked for the Australian Hookworm Campaign, having charge of its laboratory in Brisbane and conducting vector surveys throughout Queensland. As City Entomologist for the Brisbane City Council 1926-1934, the first such municipal appointment in Australia, he was largely concerned with the endemic filariasis problem. Hamlyn-Harris was subsequently Lecturer in Zoology at the University of Queensland 1936-1943.

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Events

1902
Education - DSc, Eberhard Karl University, Tübingen, Germany
1903
Life event - Migrated to Australia
1903 - 1910
Career position - Science master, Toowoomba Grammar School, Queensland
1908
Career position - Founding President, Toowoomba Field Naturalists' Club
1910 - 1917
Career position - Director, Queensland Museum
1916
Career position - President, Royal Society of Queensland
1919 - 1921
Career position - Foundation President, Stanthorpe Entomological Society
1922 - 1924
Career position - In charge of Australian Hookworm Campaign central laboratory, Brisbane
1926 - 1934
Career position - City Entomologist, City of Brisbane, Queensland
1936 - 1943
Career position - Lecturer in Zoology, University of Queensland

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Ronald Hamlyn-Harris - Records, 1934 - 1937, MS 041; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Queensland Museum Library

  • Ronald Hamlyn-Harris - Records, 1910 - 1917; Queensland Museum Library. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Mather, Patricia, A Time for a Museum: a History of the Queensland Museum, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, 1986, 365 pp. See pages 50, 53-55, 68, 73, 103, 105, 108, 126, 137-138, 162, 180, 182, 187, 192, 208, 210-211, 228, 269, 293 and 320-321. Details
  • Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932, 380 pp. Details

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Journal Articles

  • Burden, Gemmia, '"A Centre of Scientific Work": Ronald Hamlyn-Harris and Ethnography at the Queensland Museum 1910-17', Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 38, 2014, pp. 87-102. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Quinnell, Michael, '"Before it has become too late": the making and repatriation of Sir William MacGregor's official collection from British new Guinea', in O'Hanlon, Michael and Welsch, Robert Louis (eds), Hunting the gatherers: ethnographic collectors, agents and agency in Melanesia, 1870s - 1930s, Berghahn Books, 2000, pp. 81-102. Details

McCarthy, G.J.