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Biographical entry Elkin, Adolphus Peter (1891 - 1979)

Born
27 March 1891
West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Died
9 July 1979
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Anthropologist and Clergyman

Summary

Adolphus Elkin was Professor of Anthropology, University of Sydney 1934-1956 and was editor of "Oceania" from 1933. He was President of the Association for the Protection of Native Races 1933-1962 and was involved with work with aborigines.

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Events

1915
Life event - Ordained as minister in the Church of England
1915
Education - BA, University of Sydney
1918 - 1937
Career position - Rector (at various times) at Wallsend, Wollombi and Morpeth, New South Wales
1919 - 1921
Career position - Vice-Warden, St John's College, Armidale, New South Wales
1927
Education - PhD, University College, London
1932
Career position - Member, Australian National Research Council
1933 -
Career position - Editor, Oceania
1933 - 1965
Career position - Professor of Anthropology, University of Sydney
1935
Career position - President , Anthropology Section, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
1949
Award - Royal Society of New South Wales Medal
1955
Award - James Cook Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales
1956
Life event - Retired
1957
Award - Mueller Medal, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science

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Archival resources

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

  • Adolphus Peter Elkin - Records, 1937, ML MSS 3704; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Adolphus Peter Elkin - Records, 1900 - 1965, DeB 94; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

University of Sydney, Archives

  • Adolphus Peter Elkin - Records, 1920 - 1979, P 130; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Edited Books

  • Berndt, Ronald M. and Berndt, Catherine H. eds, Aboriginal man in Australia: essays in honour of Emeritus Prof. A. P. Elkin (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1965), 491 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Berndt, Ronald M., 'Professor A. P. Elkin: an appreciation', Mankind, 5 (3) (1956), 89-101. Details
  • Berndt, Ronald M. and Berndt, Catherine H., 'Adolphus Peter Elkin, 1891-1979', Archaeology and Physical Anthropology in Oceania, 14 (3) (1979), 161-7. Details
  • Elkin, A. P., 'Anthropology in Australia, past and present', Report of Meeting Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, 1935 (1935), 196-207. Details
  • Elkin, A. P., 'Anthropological research in Australia and the western Pacific, 1927 - 1937', Oceania, 8 (1938), 306-27. Details
  • Elkin, A. P., 'Anthropology in Australia, 1939', Oceania, 10 (1939), 1-29. Details
  • Elkin, A. P., 'The Australian National Research Council', Australian Journal of Science, 16 (6) (1954), 203-11. Details
  • Elkin, A. P., 'Australian Aboriginal and white relations: a personal record', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 48 (3) (1962), 208-30. Details
  • Elkin, A. P., 'Centenary oration: the challenge to science, 1866; the challenge of science, 1966, part 1', Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, 100 (3/4) (1966), 105-18. Details
  • Elkin, A. P., 'The journal Oceania', Oceania, 40 (1970), 245-79. Details
  • Elkin, A.P., 'Obituary: J. H. L. Waterhouse', Australian Journal of Science, 5 (2) (1942), 61-62. Details
  • Elkin, A.P., 'Obituary: F. E. Williams', Australian Journal of Science, 6 (3) (1943), 92-93. Details
  • Elkin, A.P., 'ANZAAS. A History', Australian Journal of Science, 25 (1962), 2-4. Details
  • Gray, Geoffrey, '"You are... my anthropological children": AP Elkin, Ronald Berndt and Catherine Berndt, 1940 - 1956', Aboriginal History, 29 (2005), 77-106. https://www.jstor.org/stable/24046689. Details
  • Gray, Geoffrey and Munro, Doug, 'Australian Aboriginal anthropology at the crossroads: finding a successor to A. P. Elkin, 1955', Australian journal of anthropology, 22 (3) (2011), 351-69. Details
  • Reay, Marie, 'A. P; Elkin (1891 - 1979): a personal memoir', Aboriginal history, 3 (1) (1979), 88-90. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.