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Biographical entry Whitelegge, Thomas (1850 - 1927)

Born
7 August 1850
Stockport, Cheshire, England
Died
4 August 1927
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Naturalist

Summary

Thomas Whitelegge arrived in Sydney in 1883 and found work as plasterer and in a brewery. He gained a temporary position in the Australian Museum and in 1887 was appointed senior scientific assistant in charge of the lower vertebrates. He resigned in 1908.

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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

  • Thomas Whitelegge - Records, 1884 - 1911, Uncatalogued MSS set 439; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

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Journal Articles

  • McNeil, F. A., 'Thomas Whitelegge, 1850-1927', Records of the Australian Museum, vol. xvii, 1929, pp. 265-277. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.