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Biographical entry Krefft, Johann Ludwig Gerard (1830 - 1881)

Born
17 February 1830
Brunswick, Germany
Died
19 February 1881
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Zoologist and Museum curator

Summary

Johann Ludwig G. Krefft was naturalist to the Victorian Government Collecting Expedition to northern Victoria under Wilhelm Blandowski 1857-58, and was Assistant Curator of the Australian Museum, Sydney 1860-64 and then Curator 1864-76.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Johann Ludwig Gerard Krefft - Records, 1872 - 1874, MS 021; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Australian Museum

  • Johann Ludwig Gerard Krefft - Records, 1861 - 1877, Series 28; Australian Museum. Details
  • Johann Ludwig Gerard Krefft - Records, 1861 - 1899, Series 48; Australian Museum. Details
  • Johann Ludwig Gerard Krefft - Records, Series 160; Australian Museum. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Johann Ludwig Gerard Krefft - Records, 1859 - 1881, ML MSS 956; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Johann Ludwig Gerard Krefft - Records, 1874 - 1877, MS 3321; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Whitley, G. P.; Rutledge, Martha, 'Krefft, Johann Ludwig (Louis) Gerard (1830-1881), zoologist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 5, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1974, pp. 42-44. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050051b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Allen, Harry,, 'Native Companions: Blandowski, Krefft and the Aborigines on the Murray River Expedition', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 121, 2009, pp. 129-45. Details
  • Kean, John, 'Observing Mondellimin, or When Gerard Krefft "Saved Once More the Honour of the Exploring Expedition"', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 121, 2009, pp. 109-28. Details
  • Nancarrow, Nan, 'Gerard Krefft: a Singular Man', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 121, 2009, pp. 146-54. Details
  • Whitley, G. P., 'The Life and Work of Gerard Krefft', Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 1958, pp. 21-34. Details
  • Witley, G. P., 'Gerard Krefft and His Bibliography', Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 1967. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.