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Biographical entry Radcliffe-Brown, Alfred Reginald (1881 - 1955)

17 January 1881
Aston, Warwickshire, England
24 October 1955
London, England


Alfred Radcliffe-Brown was Professor of Anthropology, University of Sydney 1926-1931. He first visited Australia in 1910 to join E.L. Grant-Watson and D. Bates on an expedition to the north-west to study remnants of Aboriginal tribes.

Archival resources

University of Sydney, Archives

  • Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown - Records, 1910 - 1955, P 129; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Hogbin, Ian, 'Radcliffe-Brown, Alfred Reginald (1881-1955), Anthropologist', in Geoffrey Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, p. 322. Also available at Details
  • Maddock, Kenneth, 'Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown, 1881-1955', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.