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Biographical entry Dodd, Frederick Parkhurst (1861 - 1937)

Born
11 March 1861
Wickliffe, Victoria, Australia
Died
27 July 1937
Kuranda, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Entomologist and Bank employee

Summary

Frederick Parkhurst Dodd was known as the "Butterfly man of Kuranda". He gave up fourteen years of bank service to devote himself full-time to his hobby of collecting butterflies and beetles. The first five years were spent collecting in Brisbane, followed by five years collecting in Townsville, then Kuranda. He also made several shorter expeditions to places including Darwin and New Guinea. Dodd quickly became a prominent entomologist, acquiring a large insect collection and has many species named after him.

His two daughters Elizabeth Frances (1903-1995) and Katharine Mary (1907-1995) and four sons all followed in his footsteps.

Details

Events

1884
Life event - Moved to Townsville, Queensland
1904
Life event - Moved to Kuranda
1908 - 1909
Career position - Collecting expedition to Darwin
1910 - 1911
Career position - Collecting expedition (six months) to Herberton
1917
Career position - Collecting expedition (five months) to New Guinea

Published resources

Books

  • Monteith, Geoff, The Butterfly Man of Kuranda, Frederick Parkhurst Dodd, Queensland Museum, 1992. Details
  • Monteith, Geoff, The Dodd Collection of Butterfly and Insect Cases, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, 2010, 30 pp. Details
  • Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932, 380 pp. Details

Edited Books

  • McKay, Judith (ed.), Brilliant Careers: Women Collectors and Illustrators in Queensland, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, 1997, 80 pp. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.