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Biographical entry Macqueen, Jack (1900 - 1986)

Born
1900
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died
1986
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Dairy farmer and Entomologist

Summary

Jack MacQueen was a diary farmer who was a keen collector of butterflies and beetles. His collection of 25,000 Lepidoptera and 7,000 Coleoptera, principally of specimens from the region around his farm in Millmerran (Queensland), was donated to the Australian National Insect Collection in 1985. It included a significant number of specimens acquired by MacQueen from C. P. Ledward. The MacQueen collection was notable for the inclusion of a number of rare species and its meticulous documentation.

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1960
Life event - Retired to Toowoomba, Queensland

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