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Biographical entry Hutton, Frederick Wollaston (1836 - 1905)

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Born
1836
Lincolnshire, England
Died
27 October 1905
Occupation
Zoologist, Geologist and Ornithologist

Summary

Frederick Wollaston Hutton was Professor of Biology, Canterbury College, Christchurch from about 1880. He made major contributions to both geology and zoology.

Details

Born Lincolnshire, 1836. Died at sea, 27 October 1905. Educated King's College, London. Commissioned, 23rd Royal Welsh Fusileers 1855-66, saw active service in the Crimea and the Indian Mutiny; arrived New Zealand 1866; Geological Survey of New Zealand 1866-71; Assistant Geologist, Wellington 1871-73; Provincial Geologist of Otago 1873-76; Professor of Natural Science, Otago University, with charge of the Otago Museum 1876-80; Professor of Biology, Canterbury College, Christchurch from ca 1880. Published Index Faunae Nova-Zealandiae (1904), a complete list, with references, of all animals hitherto recorded from New Zealand, Darwinism and Lamarckism, The Lesson of Evolution and a popular work with James Drummond, Animals of New Zealand. Fellow, Royal Society; President, Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union 1903-05.

Published resources

Books

  • Mildenhall, E., Burns, Rowan and Nathan, Simon, Transcriptions of Selected Letters From Frederick Wollaston Hutton to James Hector and Julius Haast, Geoscience Society of New Zealand, Lower Hutt (N.Z), 2012, 141 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Mason, Alan, 'Frederick Wollaston Hutton, 1836-1905', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Robin, Libby, The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2001, 492 pp. Details

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