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Biographical entry Wilson, Herbert Ward (1877 - 1955)

OBE, MC

Born
29 September 1877
Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Died
1 October 1955
Caulfield, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Science educator

Summary

Herbert Ward Wilson was lecturer in nature study at the Melbourne Training College (later Melbourne Teachers' College) ca 1905-1942. His lifelong interest in natural history led to his membership of several natural history organisations and to the foundation of the Gould League of Bird Lovers of Victoria (1910). He is commemorated by a perpetual trophy of the Gould League which was established in 1963. Wilson also lectured in Botany at the Victorian College of Pharmacy and was an examiner to the Pharmacy Board of Victoria.

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1894
Career position - Joined the Education Department
1896
Education - Matriculated
c. 1905 - 1942
Career position - Lecturer in Nature Study at the Melbourne Training College
1910
Career position - Founder of the Gould League of Bird Lovers of Victoria
1915 - 1919
Career position - Served with the Australian Imperial Force
1918
Award - Military Cross (MC)
1919
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1920
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1921
Award - Belgian Croix de Guerre avec palme received
1924 - 1942
Career position - Lecturer in Method for Geography and Biological Science at the School of Education, University of Melbourne
1925
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1927 - 1952
Career position - Lecturer in botany at the Victorian College of Pharmacy
1943
Award - Natural History medallion received

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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