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Biographical entry Froggatt, Walter Wilson (1858 - 1937)

Born
13 June 1858
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
18 March 1937
Croydon, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Entomologist

Summary

Walter Froggatt was a geological collector and economic entomologist for the Technological Museum, Sydney 1891-1896 and 1896-1927 was an entomologist for the New South Wales and Commonwealth Governments, as well as for various states. He also lectured at the University of Sydney 1911-1921. During his career he published over 300 papers, many of which were printed in the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales.

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Events

1896 - 1923
Career position - Entomologist to the New South Wales Department of Agriculture
1911 - 1913
Career position - President of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
1923 - 1927
Career position - Entomologist to the New South Wales Department of Forestry
1934
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus froggattii Blakely was named in his honour

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Angus & Robertson - Records, 1824 - 1933, ML MSS 314; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • New Guinea Exploration Expedition - Records, June 1885 - November 1885, ML MSS 1090; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Walter Wilson Froggatt - Records, 1887 - 1888, ML DOC 2222; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Powerhouse Museum

  • Walter Wilson Froggatt - Records, 1890 - 1931, MRS 4, 5, 202, 89; Powerhouse Museum. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

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

Book Sections

  • 'Froggatt, Walter Wilson (1858-1937)' in Australian Encyclopaedia, Chisholm, Alec H., ed., vol. 4 (Sydney: Grolier, 1965), pp. 220-221. Details
  • McDonald, D. I., 'Froggatt, Walter Wilson (1858-1937)' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, eds, vol. 8 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1981), pp. 591-592. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080608b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Walter Wilson Froggatt, 1858-1937', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 67 (1942), 77-81. Details
  • Froggatt, W.W., 'A Naturalist in Kimberley in 1887', Australian Naturalist, 9 (1934), 69-82. Details
  • Froggatt, Walter W., 'The Curators and Botanists of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney.', Royal Australian Historical Society, xviii (III) (1932), 101-133. Details

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See also

  • Hall, Norman, Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material (Melbourne: CSIRO, 1978), 101 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.