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Biographical entry Waite, Edgar Ravenswood (1866 - 1928)

Born
5 May 1866
Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Died
19 January 1928
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation
Zoologist and Museum curator

Summary

Edgar Ravenswood Waite was Zoologist to the Australian Museum, Sydney 1893-1905 and Curator of the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand 1906-14. He was then appointed Director of the South Australian Museum 1914-28. He became a world authority on fishes.

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Archival resources

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

South Australian Museum Archives

  • Edgar Ravenswood Waite - Records, 1902 - 1918, A.D. 33; South Australian Museum Archives. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Glover, C. J. M., 'Waite, Edgar Ravensood (1866-1928), Zoologist and Museum Director', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 348-349. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120389b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Hale, H. M., 'Obituary and Bibliography of Mr. Edgar R. Waite', Records of the South Australian Museum, vol. 3, 1928, pp. 345-359. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Williams, David, Wuester, Wolfgang and Fry, Bryan Grieg, 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Australian Snake Taxonomists and a history of the Taxonomy of Australia's Venomous Snakes ', Toxicon , vol. 48, no. 7, 2009, pp. 919-930. Details

McCarthy, G.J.