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Biographical entry Firth, Raymond William (1901 - 2002)

25 March 1901
Auckland, New Zealand
February 2002


Raymond Firth conducted research in the British Solomon Islands 1928-1929 and was acting Professor of Anthropology at the University of Sydney 1930-1932. He then went to the University of London and was appointed professor in 1944.

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Raymond William Firth - Records, 1901 - 1980, TRC 283; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Davis, John, 'Sir Raymond William Firth, 1901-2002' in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004). Details

Journal Articles

  • Kessler, Clive S., 'Raymond W. Firth, 1901-2002: Obituary', Australian Journal of Anthropology, 13 (2) (2002), 224-229. Details
  • MacDonald, Judith, 'Sir Raymond Firth 1901-2002: Obituary', Oceania, 72 (3) (2002), 153-155. Details


McCarthy, G.J.