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Biographical entry Watson, Elliot Lovegood Grant (1885 - 1970)

14 June 1885
Staines, Middlesex, England
21 May 1970
Petersfield, Hampshire, England
Anthropologist and Biologist


Elliot Watson joined A. Radcliffe-Browne in 1910 as Assistant Anthropologist on a scientific expedition to study Aboriginal society in north western Australia. He visited Australia again in 1912 and used images of the bush in his later writings.

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Elliot Lovegood Grant Watson - Records, 1910 - 1955, MS 4950; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Green, Dorothy, 'Watson, Elliot Lovegood Grant (1885-1970), Biologist, Writer and Mystic', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 397-398. Also available at Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.