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Biographical entry Goldfinch, Gilbert Macarthur (1887 - 1943)

22 June 1887
Double Bay, New South Wales, Australia
16 January 1943
Mosman, New South Wales, Australia


Gilbert Goldfinch was educated at Tudor House and Sydney's Church of England Grammar School, then trained as an entomologist. He became an expert in moths, but also had an interest in shells. In 1905 he was a volunteer assistant at the Australian Museum and was later employed as a conchologist. Goldfinch also worked for Dalgety's, a merchant company dealing mainly in wool, from 1922-1934. Gilbert Goldfinch was secretary of the University Club (1934-1942) and a member (since 1912) and councillor (1925-1931) of the Linnean Society of New South Wales.

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


McCarthy, G.J.