Whitley, Gilbert P. (Gilbert Percy) (1903-1975)

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Whitley, G. P. (Gilbert Percy) (1903-1975)
Whitley, Gilbert Percy (1903-1975)
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ichthyologist; author; Icthyologist; Entomologist
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Gilbert Percy Whitley (1903-1975), ichthyologist and author, was born on 9 June 1903 at Swaythling, near Southampton, England, eldest of three children of Percy Nathan Whitley, drapery buyer, and his wife...

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Gilbert Percy Whitley was Curator of Ichthyology at the Australian Museum from 1922 to 65, but he also had a passion for entomology. The fish of New Zealand, New Guinea and the South Pacific were of particular interest to him as were the insects of Tasmania, Eastern Australia and Lord Howe Island which he collected widely. Throughout his illustrious career, Whitley published over 500 works and assisted A. Musgrave in compiling the (1932). He also served on the councils of the Royal Australian Historical Society and the Anthropological Society of New South Wales and on the Great Barrier Reef Committee. Whitley was President of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales (on three separate occasions) and the Linnean Society of New South Wales. He retired in September 1964, but continued his research and field trips.

  • Life event - Migrated to Australia (Sydney) with his family
  • Career position - Staff member of the Australian Museum in Sydney
  • Career position - Ichthyologist, then Curator of Fishes at the Australian Museum
  • Award - Fellow of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
  • Career position - Joint-Founder of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History
  • Career position - President of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
  • Career position - Seconded to the Division of Fisheries at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Career position - President of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
  • Career position - President of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
  • Award - Australian Natural History Medallion received from the Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria
  • Award - Clarke Memorial Medal received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
  • Career position - President of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales

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  1. Research notes
    Whitley, Gilbert P. (Gilbert Percy), 1903-1975
    [ Unpublished : 1919-1975 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. Marine fishes of Australia / Gilbert P. Whitley
    Whitley, Gilbert P. (Gilbert Percy), 1903-1975
    [ Book : 1962-1966 ]
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  3. Native freshwater fishes of Australia / Gilbert P. Whitley
    Whitley, Gilbert P. (Gilbert Percy), 1903-1975
    [ Book : 1960-1964 ]
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  4. Animals of the world : Australia / [by] Gilbert P. Whitley [et al.]
    Whitley, Gilbert P. (Gilbert Percy), 1903-1975
    [ Book : 1968 ]
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    Animals of the world : Australia / [by] Gilbert P. Whitley [et al.]
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  5. The sea-horse and its relatives / Gilbert Whitley and Joyce Allan
    Whitley, Gilbert P. (Gilbert Percy), 1903-1975
    [ Book : 1958 ]
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  6. G.P. Whitley's Handbook of Australian fishes / edited by Jack Pollard
    Whitley, Gilbert P. (Gilbert Percy), 1903-1975
    [ Book : 1980 ]
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  7. Early history of Australian zoology / by Gilbert P. Whitley
    Whitley, Gilbert P. (Gilbert Percy), 1903-1975
    [ Book : 1970 ]
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  8. The fishes of Australia. by Gilbert Percy Whitley
    Whitley, Gilbert P. (Gilbert Percy), 1903-1975
    [ Book : 1940 ]
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  9. More early history of Australian zoology / [by] G.P. Whitley
    Whitley, Gilbert P. (Gilbert Percy), 1903-1975
    [ Book : 1975 ]
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    More early history of Australian zoology / [by] G.P. Whitley
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  10. Australian sharks / G.P. Whitley ; edited by Marcus Lincoln Smith
    Whitley, Gilbert P. (Gilbert Percy), 1903-1975
    [ Book : 1940-1991 ]
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    Australian sharks / G.P. Whitley ; edited by Marcus Lincoln Smith
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  1. Research notes
    Whitley, Gilbert P. (Gilbert Percy), 1903-1975
    [ Unpublished : 1919-1975 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. Portrait of Gilbert Percy Whitley and an unidentified young woman, November 1941
    [ Photograph : 1941 ]
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    Portrait of Gilbert Percy Whitley and an unidentified young woman, November 1941
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  3. Group portrait of G.P. Whitley, T.A. Everitt, A.J. Moran, Tom Iredale and Alex Chisholm, March 1950
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    Group portrait of G.P. Whitley, T.A. Everitt, A.J. Moran, Tom Iredale and Alex Chisholm, March 1950
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  3. Australian zoologist / Mosman, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 1968. 108 p., bibls, illus. Kept for article by G.P. Whitley entitled A check-list of the fishes recorded from the New Zealand region
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