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Biographical entry Olliff, Arthur Sidney (1865 - 1895)

Born
21 October 1865
England
Died
29 December 1895
Occupation
Entomologist

Summary

Arthur Olliff was an entomologist whose principal interest was in butterflies. For a short period he was employed by the Australian Museum, Sydney. He published Australian butterflies: a brief account of the native families (1888) originally as newspaper articles and later in book form in 1898. It was the first popular book devoted to Australian butterflies. Olliff's plans to publish a checklist of Australian butterflies came to nothing with his premature death.

Details

Events

1885
Life event - Arrived in New South Wales
1885 - 1889
Career position - Assistant in Entomology, Australian Museum

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

See also

  • Moulds, M. S., 'The history of Australian butterfly research and collecting', in Kitching, R. L., Scheermeyer, E., Jones, R. E. and Pierce, N. E. (eds), The biology of Australian butterflies, CSIRO Publications, Melbourne, 1999, pp. 1-24. Details

McCarthy, G.J. and Helen Cohn