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Biographical entry Hale, Herbert Mathew (1895 - 1963)

Born
3 June 1895
Prospect, South Australia, Australia
Died
3 September 1963
Occupation
Zoologist and Museum curator

Summary

Herbert Hale joined the South Australian Institute (later the South Australian Museum) as a Cadet in 1914 and rose to be Director from 1931 to 1960. He was a zoologist who made significant contributions to the study of crustaceans. Hale was a regular participant in field expeditions for the Museum. He also joined such expeditions for the Board of Anthropological Research, of which he was Secretary for 28 years. President of the Royal Society of South Australia in 1937, Hale was also active in the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia and the Anthropological Society of South Australia.

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Events

1914 - 1919
Career position - Cadet, South Australian Museum
1917 - 1922
Career position - Assistant to the Director, South Australian Institute
1922 - 1925
Career position - Assistant in Geology, South Australian Institute
1925 - 1928
Career position - Zoologist (Crustaceae), South Australian Institute
1928 - 1931
Career position - Curator, South Australian Institute
1928 - 1956
Career position - Secretary, Board of Anthropological Research
1931 - 1940
Career position - Director, South Australian Institute
1937
Career position - President, Royal Society of South Australia
1940 - 1960
Career position - Director, South Australian Museum
1946 -
Award - Sir Joseph Verco Medal, Royal Society of South Australia

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Archival resources

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Herbert Mathew Hale - Records, 1920 - 1949, PRG 13; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • 'Herbert Mathew Hale, OBE, 1895-1963. Obituary', Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 87 (1963), 254. Details
  • Hale, H. M., 'Obituary and Bibliography of Mr. Edgar R. Waite', Records of the South Australian Museum, 3 (1928), 345-359. Details
  • Hale, H. M., 'Obituary and Bibliography of A. M. Lea.', Records of the South Australian Museum, 4 (1932), 411-432. Details
  • Hale, H. M., 'The First Hundred Years of the Museum, 1856-1956', Records of the South Australian Museum, 12 (1956), 1-225. Details
  • Mitchell, F. J., 'Obituary and Bibliography of Herbert Mathew Hale, OBE, 1895-1963', Records of the South Australian Museum, 15 (1) (1965), 1-8. Details

Resources

McCarthy, G.J. and Helen Cohn