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Biographical entry McConnel, Ursula Hope (1888 - 1957)

Born
1888
Cressbrook, Queensland, Australia
Died
6 November 1957
Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Anthropologist and Ethnographer

Summary

Ursula McConnel undertook research into the Aboriginal peoples of the Gulf of Carpentaria region of the Cape York Peninsula 1927-1928 and 1934.

Archival resources

State Records of South Australia

  • Ursula McConnel - Records, 1934 - 1953, A.D. 49; State Records of South Australia. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Marcus, Julie, Lepervanche, Marie de, McBryde, Isabel, Prior, Mary Ellen Murray, White, Isobel; Morris, Miranda; O'Gorman, Anne; Marcus, Julie and Cheater, Christine, First in Their Field: Women and Australian Anthropology, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1993. Details

Book Sections

  • O'Gorman Perusco, Anne, 'Only Sticks and Bark: Ursula McConnel - Her Collecting and Collection', in Peterson, Nicolas, Allen, Lindy and Hamby, Louise (eds), The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2008, pp. 419-42. Details
  • Perusco, Anne O'Gorman, 'McConnel, Ursula Hope (1888-1957), Anthropologist', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 15, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000, pp. 178-179. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A150214b.htm. Details

Edited Books

  • McKay, Judith (ed.), Brilliant Careers: Women Collectors and Illustrators in Queensland, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, 1997, 80 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Sutton, P., 'Ursula McConnel's Tin Trunk: a Remarkable Recovery', Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, vol. 134, 2010, pp. 101-14. Details

Newspaper Articles

  • Rothwell, Nicolas, 'Enigma Variations', The Weekend Australian, 15-16 August 2009, pp. 6-7. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.