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Biographical entry Spence, Kenneth Kinross (1895 - )

10 September 1895
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Entomologist and Physician


Kenneth Kinross Spence completed a Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Master of Surgery (ChM) at the University of Sydney in 1920 and set up a medical practise in Clermont in Queensland. He spent much of his free time collecting insects, especially beetles (coleoptera), from his local area and from other parts of Queensland and in Sydney. Many of his specimens are housed at the Australian Museum in Sydney.

Published resources


  • 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.