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Biographical entry Tiegs, Oscar Werner (1897 - 1956)


12 March 1897
Kangaroo Point, Queensland, Australia
5 November 1956
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia


Oscar Tiegs was Professor of Zoology, University of Melbourne 1948-1956. He had earlier been an Associate Professor and Lecturer at Melbourne. Tiegs was appointed Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 1944 and was a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA, 1954).

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Oscar Werner Tiegs - Records, 1918 - 1959, MS 076; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Rasmussen, Carolyn, 'Tiegs, Oscar Werner (1897-1956), Professor of Zoology', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 393-394. Also available at Details

Journal Articles

  • Coultas, Anna, 'Cabinets of Curiosities, Mystery Specimens and a Giant Bird: a History of the Tiegs Museum, 1887-1959', University of Melbourne Collections, vol. 7, 2010, pp. 35-42. Details
  • Drummond, F. H., 'Obituary: Oscar Werner Tiegs', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 19, no. 4, 1957, pp. 151-152. Details
  • Tiegs, O. W., 'Obituary: Wilfred Eade Agar', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 14, no. 2, 1951, p. 49. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.