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Biographical entry Gabriel, Charles John (1879 - 1963)

Born
28 May 1879
Collingwood, Victoria, Australia
Died
19 June 1963
Toorak, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Conchologist, Naturalist and Pharmacist

Summary

Charles John Gabriel was a pharmacist, but is renowned for his studies of shells and molluscs. He wrote several important articles and books including, Catalogue of the land snails of Victoria (1930), Victorian sea shells (1936), The freshwater Mollusca of Victoria (1939) and Marine molluscs of Victoria (1962, co-authored with J.M. Macpherson). These and many of his other works are still used today. Together with John Gatliff, Gabriel wrote at least twenty-seven publications and named forty-five new taxa. Charles Gabriel was appointed the National Museum of Victoria's honorary curator of shells and in 1958 was awarded the Natural History medallion for his contributions to Australian malacology (study of molluscs).

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1900 -
Career position - Member of the Field Naturalists' Club
1902 - ?
Career position - Pharmacist in Victoria St, Collingwood
1908
Career position - Publication of first article: "Marine molluscs found near Stoney Point, April 1908" in Victorian Naturalist
1933 -
Career position - Honorary Curator of Shells at the National Museum of Victoria
1958
Award - Natural History Medallion received

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McCarthy, G.J.