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Biographical entry Veitch, Robert (1890 - 1972)

Born
15 August 1890
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died
22 September 1972
Clayfield, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Entomologist

Summary

Robert Veitch was an instigator and inaugural Director of the Division of Plant Industry (research) in the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock. He was also President of the Entomological Society of Queensland (1932), President of the Royal Society of Queensland (1935-1936) and founding Vice-President (1935), and president (1936), of the Queensland branch of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science.

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Events

1911
Education - Bachelor of Agricultural Science (BAgSc) completed at the University of Edinburgh
1912
Education - Bachelor of Science in Forestry (BScFor) completed at the University of Edinburgh
1913 - 1914
Life event - Worked at the British Museum's Imperial Institute of Entomology
1914 - 1925?
Life event - Worked in field studies as an Entomologist for the Colonial Sugar Refining Co Ltd. in Suva, Fiji
1914 - 1960
Career position - Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London
1917 - ?
Career position - Fellow of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
1925 - 1936?
Career position - Chief Entomologist at the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock
1932
Life event - New species of 'moss bug', Hemiodoecus veitchi (Hackeriella veitchi) named after him
1932
Career position - President of the Entomological Society of Queensland
1935
Career position - Founding Vice-President of the Queensland branch of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science
1935 - 1936
Career position - President of the Royal Society of Queensland
1936
Career position - President of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science, Queensland branch
1936 - 1956
Career position - Director of the Division of Plant Industries (Research) at the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock
1956
Life event - Retired
1958 - 1960
Career position - Consultant in the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock (part-time)

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

  • Gill, J.C.H.; Lloyd, Peter L., 'Veitch, Robert (1890-1972), Entomologist', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 446-447. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A160537b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary: Robert Veitch, 1890-1972', Journal of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science, vol. 39, no. 1, 1973, p. 66. Details
  • Veitch, R., 'History of Entomology in Queensland', Journal of the Entomological Society of Australia (Queensland Branch), vol. 1, 1962, pp. 5-15. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.