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Biographical entry Tillyard, Robin John (1881 - 1937)

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Born
31 January 1881
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Died
13 January 1937
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Entomologist and Teacher

Summary

Robin John Tillyard worked as an entomologist in New Zealand 1920-27, and was Chief of the Division Economic Entomology, CSIR 1928-34. Earlier he taught at Sydney Grammar School 1904-13 and worked at the University of Sydney c1913-17.

Archival resources

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies

  • Robin John Tillyard - Records, 1928 - 1934, Series 3, 67 and others; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies. 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
  • Arthur Wilberforce Jose - Records, 1919 - 1925, A7273; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Robin John Tillyard - Records, 1921 - 1937; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Evans, J. W., The Life and Work of Robin John Tillyard, 1881-1937, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1963. Details
  • Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932, 380 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Waterhouse, D. F.; Norris, K. R., 'Tillyard, Robin John (1881-1937), Naturalist and Entomologist', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 232-233. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120258b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Robin John Tillyard, 1881-1937', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, vol. 71, 1946, pp. 252-256. Details
  • Schedvin, C. B., 'Environment, Economy and Australian Biology 1890-1939', Historical Studies, vol. 21, 1984, pp. 11-28. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Endersby, Ian D., 'Etymology of the Dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata) named by R.J. Tillyard, F.R.S.', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, vol. 134, 2012, pp. 1-16. Details
  • Norris, K. R., 'Ian Murray Mackerras 1898-1980', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 5, no. 2, 1981, pp. 98-114. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9810520098.htm. Details

Digital resources

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McCarthy, G.J.