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Biographical entry D'Albertis, Luigi Maria (1841 - 1901)

Born
21 November 1841
Voltri, Sardinia, Italy
Died
2 September 1901
Sassari, Italy
Occupation
Explorer

Summary

Luigi D'Albertis was an explorer and natural history and ethnographic collector who spend most of 1873 collecting in New South Wales and made a number of expeditions in New Guinea between 1874 and 1877. His companions included Odoardo Beccari, Samuel Macfarlane and Lawrence Hargrave, and areas explored included the Fly River and islands in the Torres Strait. He was criticized by later travellers for his unscrupulous ethnological collecting. The plant genus Albertisia was named in his honour, as were a number of reptiles

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Lawrence Hargrave - Records, 1908 - 1915, MS 352; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Powerhouse Museum

  • D'Albertis, Luigi Maria (1841-1901), 1876, 94/23/1; Powerhouse Museum. Details

Queensland State Archives

  • Luigi Maria D'Albertis - Records, 1876 - 1878, CS1876/268 and others; Queensland State Archives. Details

State Records New South Wales, Sydney Reading Room

  • Luigi Maria D'Albertis - Records, 1876 - 1877, 5,887; State Records New South Wales, Sydney Reading Room. Details

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Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.