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Biographical entry Parker, Thomas Jeffrey (1850 - 1897)

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Born
17 October 1850
London, United Kingdom
Died
7 November 1897
Warrington, New Zealand
Occupation
Naturalist

Summary

T. J. Parker was a New Zealand naturalist who corresponded with E.P. Ramsay, curator of the Australian Museum, Sydney, between 1860 and 1894. With William Haswell, Challis Professor of Biology at the University of Sydney, Parker co-authored A textbook of zoology (1897) which was published in several editions.

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Events

1880
Career position - Professor of Biology and Curator of the Museum, Otago University
1880
Life event - Migrated to New Zealand
1888
Career position - Fellow, Royal Society, London
1892
Education - DSc, University of London

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Crane, Rosi, '"A dangerous visionary"? The lectures of the evolutionist T.J. Parker', Journal of New Zealand Studies, vol. 15, 2013, pp. 36-49. Details
  • Crane, Rosi, 'Creating Parker and Haswell's A textbook of zoology (1897)', Script and Print, vol. 39, no. 4, 2015, pp. 221-40. Details
  • Crane, Rosi, 'A "strange fauna": T. J. Parker (1850-1897) and the creation of zoological knowledge in Otago', New Zealand Journal of History, vol. 49, no. 2, 2015, pp. 60-80. Details

Theses

  • Crane, Rosemary Helen Beatrice, 'Evolution made visible: the worlds of Thomas Jeffrey Parker (1850-1897) the noted New Zealand zoologist', PhD thesis, University of Otago Press, 2015, 382 pp. Details

Online Resources

Rosanne Walker and Helen Cohn