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Biographical entry Bowyer-Bower, Thomas Henry (1862 - 1886)

19 May 1862
Brighton, England
22 December 1886


Thomas Bowyer-Bower was curator of ornithology at the Western Australian Museum c.1886.


Born Brighton, England, 19 May 1862. Died Northern Territory, 22 December 1886. Made two trips to Australia to collect birds, the first to Cairns 1884-85 and the second, with the taxidermist Walter Burton, to north-western Australia 1886; then collected on Thursday Island, off Cape York, and at Palmerston in the Northern Territory 1886. Many of the skins were presented to the British Museum in 1887 and the remainder given to G.M. Mathews (q.v.)

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Gregory Macalister Mathews - Records, 1900 - 1949, MS 1465; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Western Australian Museum

  • Thomas Henry Bowyer-Bower - Records, 1886; Western Australian Museum. Details

Published resources


McCarthy, G.J.