Nicholson, Alexander John (1895-1969)

Also known as
Nicholson, Alexander John, CBE, FAA, FRES (1895-1969)
Nicholson, John (1895-1969)
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Entomologist
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Alexander John Nicholson (1895-1969), entomologist, was born on 25 March 1895 at Blackhall, near Dunboyne, County Meath, Ireland, second of four children of Alexander Nicholson, draughtsman, and his...

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Alexander John Nicholson was one of Australia's top Entomologists and greatly increased the knowledge and study of Zoology and Entomology in Australia. His longest serving position was as Chief of the Division of Economic Entomology at CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)/CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) from 1936 to 1960. During this time Nicholson improved the Division's reputation and research scope to include biological control, taxonomy, ecology, physiology, biochemistry and toxicology. Nicholson's main area of expertise was in insect population dynamics and biology, but he was also a fine designer of scientific equipment and a fastidious organiser. He was a member and office bearer of many of Australia's and Britain's top scientific bodies and published widely. He received many accolades for his tireless work including an appointment to Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Birmingham, UK
  • Career position - War service with the Royal Regiment of Artillery in France and Belgium
  • Career position - Researcher at the University of Birmingham
  • Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Birmingham
  • Career position - Inaugural McCaughey Lecturer in Entomology at the University of Sydney
  • Life event - Migrated to Australia (Sydney)
  • Career position - Councillor of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
  • Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Deputy-Chief of the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) Division of Economic Entomology
  • Career position - 'The Balance of Animal Populations' published in the
  • Career position - Acting-Chief of the CSIR Division of Economic Entomology
  • Career position - Foundation member of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science
  • Career position - Chief of the CSIR / CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Economic Entomology
  • Career position - President of the Royal Society of Australia
  • Award - Clarke Medal received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
  • Award - Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
  • Career position - Foundation President of the National Parks Association of the Australian Capital Territory
  • Award - Honorary Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London (FRES)
  • Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  • Award - Honorary member of the British Ecological Society
  • Career position - Foundation member of the Australian Entomological Society

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Nicholson, Alexander John
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Nicholson, Alexander John (1895-1969), Entomologist
    Waterhouse, D.F.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 15, 473-474
  3. Environment, Economy and Australian Biology 1890-1939
    Schedvin, C. B.
    Published: 1984
    Series: Historical Studies, 21, 11-28
  4. Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930
    Musgrave, A.
    Published: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932
  5. Nicholson, Alexander John - Ms 130
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 1994
    Series: Listing of Adolph Basser Library holdings
  6. Alexander John Nicholson
    Mackerras, I. M.
    Published: 1971
    Series: Records of the Australian Academy of Science, 2, 1, 66-81
  7. Alexander John Nicholson 1895-1969
    Mackerras, I. M.
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2006
    Series: Australian Academy of Science Biographical Memoirs
  8. Obituary: A. L. Tonnoir
    Nicholson, A. J.
    Published: 1940
    Series: Australian Journal of Science, 2, 5, 139-140
  9. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2012
  10. Herbert George Andrewartha 1907-1992
    Birch, L.C.; Browning, T. O.
    Published: 1993
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 9, 3, 258-268
  11. Ian Murray Mackerras 1898-1980
    Norris, K. R.
    Published: 1981
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 5, 2, 98-114
  12. Nicholson, (Alexander) John (England-Australia 1895-1969)
    Smith, Charles H.
    Series: Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists: Chrono-Biographical Sketches

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  1. Frontiers of population ecology / R. B. Floyd, A. W. Sheppard, P. J. De Barro
    Floyd, R. B
    [ Book : 1996 ]
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    Frontiers of population ecology / R. B. Floyd, A. W. Sheppard, P. J. De Barro
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  2. Papers
    Nicholson, Alexander John, 1895-1969
    [ Thesis : 1927-1971 ]
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  3. A new theory of mimicry in insects / by A.J. Nicholson
    Nicholson, Alexander John, 1895-1969
    [ Book : 1927 ]
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  4. A new theory of mimicry in insects
    Nicholson, Alexander John, 1895-1969
    [ Thesis : 1927 ]
    At University of Sydney
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  1. Frontiers of population ecology / R. B. Floyd, A. W. Sheppard, P. J. De Barro
    Floyd, R. B
    [ Book : 1996 ]
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  2. [Biographical cuttings on Alexander John Nicholson, entomologist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  3. Papers
    Nicholson, Alexander John, 1895-1969
    [ Thesis : 1927-1971 ]
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  4. Frontiers of population ecology : the Nicholson Centenary Meeting : program & abstracts
    Nicholson Centenary Meeting Canberra, A.C.T.) (1995 :
    [ Conference Proceedings : 1995 ]
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  5. The Nicholson centenary meeting : frontiers of population ecology, program and abstracts
    [ Book : 1995 ]
    At Science Academy
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  1. Website: Australian Academy of Science
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  1. Newscuttings
    Nicholson, Ella
    [ Unpublished : 1800-1900 ]
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  2. Joseph Hopper Nicholson papers
    Nicholson, Joseph Hopper, 1770-1817
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  3. Papers relating to No. 4716 Pte John Gleeson 27th Battalion
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  2. The Iliad / Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox
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  2. The poetical works
    Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744
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  3. Bibliography of Australia / by John Alexander Ferguson
    Ferguson, John Alexander, 1881-1969
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  1. SCIENCE CONGRESS Canberra in 1939 ORGANISATION BEGINS
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  2. OBITUARY MR JOHN NICHOLSON.
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  3. MR. JOHN M. NICHOLSON
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    ... MR. JOHN M. NICHOLSON After an illness extending over a few months, the death occurred on Wednesday ... last of Mr John McKen zie Nicholson, of Benalla. Deceased was 25 years of age. He was a native of ... 82 words
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  1. Flora of Australia
    George, Alexander S., 1939-
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  1. IN the Supreme Court of New South Wales.—Probate Jurisdiction—In the will of JOHN ALEXANDER TURNBULL,
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 23 December 1966 [Issue No.140] p 5263

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  2. PRIVATE ADVERTISEMENTS. NOTICE UNDER REAL PROPERTY ACT. REGISTRATION OF NOTICE OF DEATH AND OF DISCHARGE OF MORTGAGE WITHOUT PRODUCTION OF THE DUPLICATE OF THE MORTGAGE. In the mat...
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  3. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. In the Estates of William Robb, late of Cassillis; John Williams, late of whaler Jane; Samuel D. Nicholson, late of Sydney; Patrick Manning, late of Liverpool ...
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