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Biographical entry Longman, Albert Heber (1880 - 1954)

24 June 1880
Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England
16 February 1954
Chelmer, Queensland, Australia
Zoologist and Palaeontologist


Albert Heber Longman was Director of the Queensland Museum 1917-45. He published 70 scientific papers, notably on fossil vertebrates but also contributed popular articles to the local press and spoke to many societies.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Heber Albert Longman - Records, 1900 - 1954, MS 006; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Queensland Museum Library

  • Heber Albert Longman - Records, 1911 - 1945; Queensland Museum Library. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


  • Longman, H. A., Religion of a Naturalist, Watts, London, 1914. Details

Book Sections

  • Gill, J. C. H., 'Longman, Albert Heber (1880-1954), Newspaper Publisher and Museum Director', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 138-139. Also available at Details

Journal Articles

  • Herbert, D.A., 'Heber Albert Longman', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, vol. lxvi, no. 7, 1954, pp. 83-88. Details
  • Turner, Susan, 'Heber Albert Longman (1880-1954), Queensland Museum scientist: a new bibliography', Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, vol. 51, no. 1, 2005, pp. 237-257. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.