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Biographical entry Davies, Valerie Ethel (1920 - )

Born
29 September 1920
Wanganui, New Zealand
Occupation
Museum curator and Zoologist

Summary

Valerie Davies was appointed Curator of Arachnids at the Queensland Museum in 1972. She built up the collection by organising and attending numerous expeditions and systematically sorted and identified each specimen herself. Davies has authored over forty publications.

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Events

1939
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at Otago University in New Zealand
1942
Education - Master of Science with Honours (MSc (Hons)) completed at Otago University, New Zealand
1943 - 1944
Career position - Research Assistant in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Otago, New Zealand
1944 - 1945
Career position - Assistant Lecturer in Zoology at the University of Otago in New Zealand
1948
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Somerville College, Oxford, UK
1962 - 1963
Career position - Nuffield Research Fellow in the Department of Zoology at the University of Otago, New Zealand
1964 - 1972
Career position - Tutor in the Department of Zoology (part-time) at the University of Queensland
1972 - 1974
Career position - Curator of Arachnids at the Queensland Museum
1974 - 1978
Career position - Research Curator at the Queensland Museum
1976 - 1985
Career position - Honorary Consultant for the Department of Entomology at the University of Queensland
1978 - 1985
Career position - Senior Curator at the Queensland Museum
1984
Career position - Participant in Expedition Wanderlust to Hinchenbrook Island
1985
Life event - Retired
1989 - 1992
Career position - Vice-President of the Centre Internationale Documentaire Arachnologique

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Edited Books

  • McKay, Judith (ed.), Brilliant Careers: Women Collectors and Illustrators in Queensland, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, 1997, 80 pp. Details

Online Resources

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