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Born
13 April 1866
Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Died
16 February 1946
Windsor, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Zoologist and Museum curator

Summary

James Andrew Kershaw joined the National Museum, Melbourne in 1883 as an assistant taxidermist to his father William Kershaw. Over the next 48 years James Kershaw rose through the ranks to become museum Director (1929). Although Kershaw officially retired in 1931, he was appointed the museum's first honorary curator of Zoology. James Kershaw joined the Royal Society of Victoria in 1900 and held many positions within the Society. He was President from 1918-1919.

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1 October 1883 - June 1890
Career position - Assistant Taxidermist at the National Museum in Melbourne
1888 - ?
Career position - Member then President of the Field Naturalists' Club Victoria
July 1890
Career position - Taxidermist at the National Museum
c. 1899
Career position - Curator of the Zoological Collection at the National Museum
1900
Career position - Member of the Royal Society of Victoria
1908
Career position - Royal Australasian Ornathologist's Union expedition to Bass Strait
1908 - 1946
Career position - Honorary Secretary of the Wilson's Promontory National Park Committee of Management, Victoria
1909
Career position - Expedition to Bass Strait
1911
Career position - Platypus studies at Hopkins River in Victoria
1913
Career position - Expedition to the Barrier Reef, Queensland
1918
Career position - President of the Royal Society of Victoria
1920 - 1923
Career position - Honorary Secretary of the Royal Society of Victoria
1921
Career position - Expedition to Ooldea, Western Australia
1922
Career position - Trustee of the Royal Society of Victoria
1924 - 1925
Career position - Honorary Librarian of the Royal Society of Victoria
1929 - 1931
Career position - Director of the National Museum
1931
Life event - Retired and appointed Honorary Curator of Zoology at the National Museum

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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

  • Baldwin Spencer - Records, 1880 - 1929, ML MSS 29; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

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See also

  • Black, J. Hope, 'The Kershaw Dynasty', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 122, 2005, pp. 351-7. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.