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Gurney, William Butler (1882 - 1939)

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Born: 2 May 1882  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  Died: 21 September 1939  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
William Butler Gurney was a well travelled entomologist. He worked for the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Agriculture for over thirty years, being the Government entomologist from 1923. This post saw him make research tours and collection expeditions to the United States of America, England, Europe, India and Africa. He wrote many scientific articles, especially in the Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales and his insect collections were sent to NSW, Queensland and Victoria.

Career Highlights

1900 - 1923Assistant in the Department of Agriculture in New South Wales
1923 - Government Entomologist with the NAW Department of Agriculture
1925Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1928NSW delegate to the 4th International Congress of Entomology at Cornell University
1928 - 1929Research tours of the USA, England, France and Italy
1933Research and collection expedition to India and East Africa


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 29 January 2007

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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