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Biographical entry Roberts, Frederick Hugh Sherston (1901 - 1972)

Born
16 January 1901
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Died
26 July 1972
Oxley, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Entomologist and Parasitologist

Summary

Frederick Hugh S. Roberts was Principal Research Officer and Officer-in-charge of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research's veterinary parasitology laboratory at Yeerongpilly, Queensland (1947-1966). Prior to that Roberts worked as veterinary entomologist with the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock where studied the control of parasitic diseases in livestock and visited laboratories in North America, Britain, Europe and South Africa. He also lectured part-time in veterinary parasitology at the University of Queensland. In 1945 after the completion of his war service, Roberts was appointed acting-director of research at the division of animal industry.

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Events

1922 - April 1923
Career position - Microscopist for the Australian Hookworm Campaign
1923
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Queensland
April 1923 - 1930
Career position - Research Entomologist at the Commonwealth Prickly Pear Board
1925
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Queensland
1930 - c. 1941
Career position - Veterinary Entomologist with the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock
1935
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Queensland
1938
Career position - Visited laboratories in North America, Britain, Europe and South Africa to study the control of parasitic diseases in livestock
1939 - 1941
Career position - Lecturer in veterinary parasitology at the University of Queensland (part-time)
December 1941 - August 1942
Career position - Lieutenant in the Militia
August 1942 - May 1943
Career position - Served with various medical units in Australia and New Guinea with the Australian Imperial Force
May 1943 - March 1945
Career position - Served in the 2nd Mobile Entomology Unit of the Australian Imperial Force
1945 - June 1947
Career position - Acting Director of Research in the Division of Animal Industry at the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock
June 1947 - 1960s
Career position - Officer-in-charge of the CSIR /CSIRO Veterinary Parasitology Laboratory at Yeerongpilly
June 1947 - 1960s
Career position - Principal Research Officer at the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)/CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Animal Health and Production
1966
Life event - Retired

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Published resources

Books

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

Book Sections

  • Angus, Beverley M., 'Roberts, Frederick Hugh Sherston (1901-1972), Entomologist and Parasitologist', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 102-103. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A160122b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary: Frederick Hugh Sherston Roberts, DSc', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 48, no. 11, 1972, p. 641. Details

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See also

  • Angus, B. M., Cannon, L. G. R. and Adlard, R. D., 'Parasitology and the Queensland Museum, with Biographical Notes on Collectors', Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Nature, vol. 53, 2007, pp. 1-156. Details

McCarthy, G.J.