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Biographical entry Miskin, William Henry (1842 - 1913)

Born
1842
Guildford, United Kingdom
Died
15 October 1913
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Entomologist and Solicitor

Summary

William Miskin was a solicitor who was one of Queensland's most prominent entomologists. Between 1874 and 1892 he published a number of papers on butterflies, the most significant being A synonymical catalogue of the Lepidoptera Rhopalocera (butterflies) of Australia (1892) which listed 248 species. He was at odds with fellow Queensland entomologist Thomas P. Lucas over their respective competence and probity. Miskin's entomological library and collection of specimens were acquired by the Queensland Museum after he moved to Sydney in 1892.

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Events

1852
Life event - Migrated to Australia
1862
Life event - Moved to Queensland
1873 - 1887
Career position - Partner in Bundall Sugar Plantation, Gold Coast, Queensland
1876
Career position - Member of the Board, Queensland Museum
1880
Career position - Mayor of Towong, Queensland
1889 - 1890
Career position - President, Queensland Branch, Royal Geographical Society of Australasia
1892
Life event - Moved to Sydney, New South Wales

Published resources

Books

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

Journal Articles

  • Thompson, G., 'William Henry Miskin (1842 - 1913)', Queensland Naturalist, vol. 44, no. 1/3, 2006, p. 49. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J. and Helen Cohn