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Reference to the index of the Tasmanian Biological Survey, 1937 - 1983 and the Biological Club 1937 - 1959

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Pearson, Joseph (2010) Reference to the index of the Tasmanian Biological Survey, 1937 - 1983 and the Biological Club 1937 - 1959. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In the 1920's and 1930's scientists studying animals began to realise that little
attention was being paid to how animals lived and how they reacted to their
environment and each other. Thus a worldwide interest in their general
ecology began.
In 1936 a Biological Survey of Australia was recommended with all states being represented.
The Tasmanian representative, Dr Joseph Pearson, director of the Tasmanian Museum, sought the help of the Biological Club and in May 1937, the Tasmanian Biological Survey was born. A committee was established consisting of Pearson (chair); Prof. V V Hickman (University -Spiders); Dr D Martin (CSIRO -Botany); J W Evans (Dept. of Agriculture -Entomology); D Colbrum Pearson (Museum -as secretary).
Later others joined: Dr H Gordon (University -Botany); Prof. H N Barber (University -Botany); Mr L Miller (Dept. of Agriculture -Entomology) & Dr E Guiler (University -Mammals). Includes Minutes of the Executive Committee 18 June 1937 -August 6 1953, correspondence and collectors of specimens. Includes list of members of the Biological Club and minutes of the informal meetings held a the members houses 1937 - 1959.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Tasmania, van diemens land, social history, history, colony, colonial, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, index,
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Other Special Collections
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University of Tasmania Library, Special and Rare Materials Collection - Private Deposit T.1

Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2011 00:33
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015 02:20
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