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Biographical entry Lucas, Arthur Henry Shakespeare (1853 - 1936)

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Born
7 May 1853
Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Died
10 June 1936
Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Explorer, Naturalist, Schoolmaster and Ornithologist

Summary

Arthur Lucas, who was born and educated in England, came, as mathematics and science master, to Wesley College, Melbourne in 1883. He was later headmaster of Newington College, Sydney 1892-1898 and then taught at Sydney Grammar School 1899-1923.

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Events

- 1879
Education - BSc, University of London
1870 - 1874
Education - BA, University of Oxford, England
1874 - 1877
Education - MA, University of Oxford, England
1878 - 1882
Career position - Teacher, Lays School, Cambridge
1883 - 1891
Career position - Mathematics and Science Master, Wesley College, Melbourne
1887 - 1889
Chair - President, Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria
1892 - 1898
Career position - Headmaster, Newington College, Sydney
1894 - 1936
Chair - Council Member, Linnean Society of New South Wales
1899 - 1916
Career position - Mathematics and Science Master, Sydney Grammar School
1907 - 1909
Chair - President and Honorary Curator of Algae, National Herbarium of New South Wales
1916 - 1919
Career position - Acting Headmaster, Sydney Grammar School
1920 - 1923
Career position - Headmaster, Sydney Grammar School
1923
Career position - Chair of Mathematics and Acting Professor, University of Tasmania
1934
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus lucasii Blakely was named in his honour

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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

  • Angus & Robertson - Records, 1824 - 1933, ML MSS 314; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Baldwin Spencer - Records, 1880 - 1929, ML MSS 29; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Arthur Henry Shakespeare Lucas - Records, 1853 - 1936; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Lucas, A. H., Scientist: His Own Story, 1937 edn, 1 vols, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1937. Details
  • Lucas, A.H.S. and Perrin, F., The seaweeds of South Australia, Government Printer, Adelaide, 1936-1947, 458 pp. Details
  • Willis, J.H., Botanical Pioneers in Victoria, Victorian Naturalist, vol. 66, [Brown Pier Anderson], [Melbourne], 1949, 19 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Ducker, Sophic C., 'Lucas, Arthur Henry Shakespeare (1853-1936), School Master and Biologist', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 163-164. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100159b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Aruthur Henry Shakespeare Lucas, 1853-1936', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, vol. 62, 1937, pp. 243-252. Details
  • Ducker, Sophie C., 'An early overland expedition to Wilsons Promontory', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 115, 1998, pp. 292-5. Details
  • Home, R. W., Maroske, Sara; Lucas, A. M. and Lucas, P. J., 'Why Explore Antarctica?: Australian Discussions in the 1880s', Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 38, 1992, pp. 386-413. Details
  • Lucas, A. H. S., 'Charles Darwin on Australia', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 2, 1885, pp. 20-24. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Science and the making of Victoria, with Royal Society of Victoria, 2001, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/smv/index_l.html. Details
  • Hall, Norman, Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details
  • Robin, Libby, The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2001, 492 pp. Details
  • Sprent, J. F. A., 'Ronald Harry Wharton 1923-83', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 6, no. 2, 1985, pp. 293-301. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9850620293.htm. Details

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