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Biographical entry Mackerras, Mabel Josephine (1896 - 1971)

Born
7 August 1896
Deception Bay, Queensland, Australia
Died
8 October 1971
Turner, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Parasitologist

Summary

Mabel Josephine Mackerras worked in the Division of Entomology, CSIR, Canberra, the LHQ Medical Research Unit, Cairns during World War II, and was Senior Parasitologist at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research until 1961.

Archival resources

John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland

  • Mabel Josephine Mackerras - Records, 1968, OM68-20; John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Mackerras, M. Josephine, 'Bancroft, Joseph (1836-1894)', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 3, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1969, pp. 84-85. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A030084b.htm. Details
  • Morison, Pat, 'Jo Mackerras (1896-1971) entomologist', in Heather Radi (ed.), 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology, Women's Redress Press Inc, Sydney, 1988. Details
  • Williams, Lesley, 'Mackerras, Ian Murray (1898-1980) and Josephine Mackerras (1896-1971), Medical Scientists', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 15, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000, pp. 248-250. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A150290b.htm. Details

Edited Books

  • McKay, Judith (ed.), Brilliant Careers: Women Collectors and Illustrators in Queensland, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, 1997, 80 pp. Details
  • Pearn, John and Powell, Laurie (eds), The Bancroft Tradition, Amphion Press, Brisbane, 1991, 277 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • 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
  • Currie, George, 'Obituary: Mabel Josephine Mackerras (1896-1971)', Search, vol. 3, no. 3, 1972, p. 50. Details
  • Doherty, Ralph L., 'The Bancroft tradition in infectious desease research in Queensland, part 2', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1978, v.2, no. 16 December, 1978, pp. 591-4. Details
  • Doherty, Ralph L., 'The Bancroft tradition in infectious desease research in Queensland, part 1', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1978, v.2, no. 2 December, 1978, pp. 560-3. Details
  • Ford, Edward, 'Mabel Josephine Mackerras', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1972, no. 1, 1972, pp. 604-6. Details
  • MacKerras, I. M. and MacKerras, M. J., 'Problems of Parasitology and Entomology in Australia. Report Prepared for the Indian Ocean Science Congress', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 15, 1953, pp. 183-189. Details
  • Norris, K. R., 'Ian Murray Mackerras 1898-1980', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 5, no. 2, 1981, pp. 98-114. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9810520098.htm. Details

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.