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Biographical entry Salter, Keith Eric Wellesley (1908 - 1969)

8 March 1908
Homebush, New South Wales, Australia
6 August 1969
Homebush, New South Wales, Australia


Keith Salter was an entomologist who after ten years as Curator of the Macleay Museum became Lecturer in Zoology at the University of Sydney. His principal research interests lay with the taxonomy and morphology of the Hymenopterous family Thynnidae, but extended to the stone corals of the Great Barrier Reef. He made a number of collecting trips to the Australian alpine region, and, between 1948 and 1956, to the Reef. Salter was active in the Ecological Society of Australia, serving as President from 1961 to 1962.



Education - BSc, University of Sydney
1933? - 1944
Career position - Lecturer (part-time) in entomology, University of Sydney
1934 - 1944
Career position - Curator, Macleay Museum
1945 - 1969?
Career position - Lecturer in Zoology, University of Sydney
1958 - 1969
Career position - Member, Ecological Society of Australia
Career position - Vice-President, Ecological Society of Australia
1961 - 1962
Career position - President, Ecological Society of Australia

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  • Chadwick, C. E., 'Obituary: Keith Eric Wellesley Salter (1908-1969) [includes list of publications]', Journal of the Entomological Society of Australia (New South Wales Branch), 8 (1974), 41-42. Details

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