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Biographical entry Crawford, Frazer Smith (c. 1829 - 1890)

Born
c. 1829
Scotland
Died
29 October 1890
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Entomologist and Photolithographer

Summary

Frazer Crawford was a photolithographer for the Surveyor General's office from around 1868. He was responsible for finding many natural parasites to combat the many insects which were devastating Australian and American crops and orchards at the time. This resulted in the exportation of Australian ladybirds to kill off scale insects in California and the identification of a natural predator to the cottony cushion scale insect attacking South Australia's orange orchards.

Details

Events

1860
Life event - Arrived in Adelaide
1863 - 1867
Career position - Manger of Adelaide Photographic Company
c. 1868 -
Career position - Photolithographer in the Surveyor General's Department in South Australia

Published resources

Books

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

Online Resources

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