Biographical entry Wade, Robert Thompson (1884 - 1967)
- 8 October 1884
- 23 September 1967
Eastwood, New South Wales, Australia
Robert Thompson Wade taught science at several private schools in Sydney and was Headmaster of Headfort College, Killara, which he founded, from 1918-28 and of Broughton School for Boys, Newcastle from 1938-40. He collected and described fossil fish and brought Australian Mesozoic fishes into relationship with one another.
Born 8 October 1884. Died 23 September 1967. Educated Universities of Sydney (BA 1905, MA 1924) and Cambridge (PhD 1931). Science teacher, Barker College 1905-1910, senior master ca 1910-17, acting headmaster 1917, founded Headfort College 1918-28, senior science master, The King's School 1928-29, doctoral studies on vertebrate palaeontology, Clare College, Cambridge 1930-31, teacher, Challows School, Devon and Sutton Vallance School, Kent 1932-35, headmaster, Broughton School for boys, Newcastle 1938-40, The King's School 1941-49. Published 6 papers on Triassic and Jurassic fishes in the "Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales" 1930-53.
- Walsh, G. P., 'Wade, Robert Thompson (1884-1967), Palaeichthyologist, Clergyman and Schoolmaster', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 344-345. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120384b.htm. Details
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