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Biographical entry Lucas, Thomas Pennington (1843 - 1917)

Born
13 April 1843
Dunbar, Scotland
Died
15 November 1917
Occupation
Entomologist and Physician

Summary

Thomas Pennington Lucas was a medical practitioner with a keen interest in nature. He built up an impressive collection of Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), which is now held by the South Australian Museum, and wrote widely in the field.

Details

Events

1876 - c. 1886
Life event - Migrated to Australia (Melbourne) and set up a medical practice
1881
Career position - Member of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
c. 1886 -
Career position - Moved to Brisbane and continued his medical and entomological work
1914
Career position - Sacred Songs and Nature Pieces book of poetry published in Brisbane (Edwards, Dunlop & Co.)

Published resources

Books

  • Lucas, Thomas Pennington, Sacred Songs and Nature Pieces, Edwards, Dunlop & Co., Brisbane, 1914. Details
  • Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932, 380 pp. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.