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Biographical entry Hill, Gerald Freer (1880 - 1954)

16 February 1880
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
18 January 1954
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Naturalist and Entomologist


Gerald Hill was Naturalist to the Commonwealth Government Exploration Party, Central Australia and Northern Territory from 1911 to 1912. His research focused on mosquitoes and this led him to various positions including one at Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine, Townsville (1919-1922). He also became the first entomologist appointed to the CSIR, where he worked from 1928 to 1941. In this period he turned his focus to the study of termites.



1912 - 1917
Career position - Government Entomologist of the Northern Territory
1917 - 1919
Career position - Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Fellow of Veterinary Science
Taxonomy event - He was honoured by J.H. Maiden with the naming of Eucalyptus hillii Maiden (= E. oligantha Schau. (1843))
1919 - 1922
Career position - Entomologist to the Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine, Townsville
1922 - 1926
Career position - Entomologist to the National Museum of Victoria
1928 - 1941
Career position - Entomologist to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus apodophylla Blakely & Jacobs. Hill was joint collector of the type
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus nesophila Blakeley. Hill collected the type

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Archival resources

National Herbarium, Melbourne

  • Gerald Freer Hill - Records, 1911; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


  • Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930 (Sydney: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., 1932), 380 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Gay, F. J., 'Obituary: Gerald Freer Hill', Australian Journal of Science, 16 (5) (1954), 182. Details


McCarthy, G.J.