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Biographical entry McKeown, Keith Collingwood (1892 - 1952)

6 November 1892
Burwood, New South Wales, Australia
21 August 1952
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Keith McKeown was appointed Assistant Curator of Insects at the Australian Museum in 1929. Earlier, from 1915, he had worked as a clerk with the New South Wales Water Conservation and Irrigation Commission, Murrumbidgee Irrigation Areas until appointed as Entomological Research Officer in 1927.

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Published resources


  • Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932, 380 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Walsh, G. P., 'McKeown, Keith Collingwood (1892-1952), Entomologist, Naturalist and Author', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, p. 309. Details

Journal Articles

  • McKeown, Keith C., 'Some Early Glimpses of Australian Wild Life', The Australian Museum Magazine, vol. 6, 1937, pp. 260-263. Details
  • McKeown, Keith C., 'Our Explorers' Insects', Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 1952, pp. 33-46. Details
  • McKeown, M., 'Alfred George Fryett, Radiographer', Australasian Radiology, vol. 32, no. 1, 1988, pp. 12-17. Details


McCarthy, G.J.