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Biographical entry Lea, Arthur Mills (1868 - 1932)

10 August 1868
Surray Hills, New South Wales, Australia
29 February 1932
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Arthur Mills Lea became Government Entomologist in Tasmania in 1899 and in 1911 Entomologist to the South Australian Museum. Lea also lectured in forest entomology at the University of Adelaide 1912-24 and published numerous articles, particularly on beetles.

Archival resources

Private hands (Gellie, C.L.)

  • Arthur Mills Lea - Records, 1868 - 1932; Private hands (Gellie, C.L.). Details

Published resources


  • Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932, 380 pp. Details

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Journal Articles

  • Hale, H. M., 'Obituary and Bibliography of A. M. Lea.', Records of the South Australian Museum, vol. 4, 1932, pp. 411-432. Details
  • Hale, Herbert M., 'Obituary notice: Arthur Mills Lea', Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, vol. 56, 1932, pp. 1-2. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.