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Biographical entry Clark, Ellen (1915 - 1988)

Born
25 March 1915
Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia
Died
2 May 1988
Santa Clara, California, United States of America

Summary

Ellen Clark was a naturalist who specialised in Australia's crustacea.

She described and named many of Australia's fresh water crayfish, or yabbies and published many papers on this research.

Later, employed at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, she worked alongside (Sir) Macfarlane Burnet studying strains of influenza.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Hooker, Claire, Irresistible Forces: Australian Women in Science, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2004, 215 pp. Details

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  • Carey, Jane, 'Clark, Ellen (1915-1988), Naturalist', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 17, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2007, p. 220. Details

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