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

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Whitley, G. P. (1903-1975)
Whitley, G. P. (Gilbert Percy) (1903-1975)
Whitley, Gilbert P. (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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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Whitley, Gilbert Percy
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930
    Musgrave, A.
    Published: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932
  3. William Holmes the Australian Museum's First Custodian
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1961
    Series: The Australian Museum Magazine, 13, 306
  4. George Masters, Naturalist [includes bibliography]
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1971
    Series: Australian Zoologist, 16, 2, 25-32
  5. Early Naturalist in Queensland [John MacGillivray]
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1973
    Series: North Queensland Naturalist, 41, 162, 3-4
  6. Memorial Notice and Bibliography: Ellis Le Geyt Troughton, CMZS, FRZS (1893-1974)
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1975
    Series: Australian Zoologist, 18, 3, 219-238
  7. The First Hundred Years
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1962
    Series: Australian Natural History, 14, 111-115
  8. George Tobin, a Neglected Naturalist
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1933
    Series: The Australian Museum Magazine, 5, 44-50
  9. James Stuart, Ichthyologist
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1955
    Series: The Australian Zoologist, 12, 129-131
  10. 'Endeavour's' Naturalists in Australia
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1970
    Series: Australian Natural History, 16, 8, 241-288
  11. The Published Writings of Tom Iredale with an Index of his Scientific Names
    McMichael, Donald F. and Whitley, Gilbert P.
    Published: 1956
    Series: The Australian Zoologist, 12, 211-250
  12. Obituary. Sir Edward Hallstrom (1886-1970)
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1970
    Series: Australian Zoologist, 15, 3, 403-405
  13. Charles Darwin in Australia
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1959
    Series: The Australian Museum Magazine, 13, 120-121
  14. Blandowski
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1932
    Series: Victorian Naturalist, 49, 90-96
  15. Some Early Naturalists and Collectors in Australia
    Whitley, Gilbert P.
    Published: 1933
    Series: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, xix, 291-304
  16. A Bibliography of Charles Francis Laseron with an Index to his New Genera and Species
    McMichael, D. F. and Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1958
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 114-121
  17. The Life and Work of Gerard Krefft
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1958
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 21-34
  18. John Gould's Associates
    Whitley, G.P.
    Published: 1938
    Series: Emu, 38
  19. Tribute to Anthony Musgrave. With bibliography compiled by G. P. Whitley and Kathleen Pope
    Whitley, G. P.
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 9-20
  20. T. J. Lempriere, an Early Tasmanian Naturalist
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1966
    Series: Australian Zoologist, 13, 4, 350-355
  21. Laporte, Francois Louis Nompar De Caumont, Comte De Castelnau (1810-1880), naturalist and diplomat
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1974
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 5, 64-65
  22. Krefft, Johann Ludwig (Louis) Gerard (1830-1881), zoologist
    Whitley, G. P.; Rutledge, Martha
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1974
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 5, 42-44
  23. Some Founders of Australian Fish Science
    Whitley, G.
    Published: 1948
    Series: Australian Museum Magazine, 9
  24. Lhotsky, John (b. 1800), naturalist
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 2, 114-115
  25. A Survey of Australian Ichthyology
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1964
    Series: Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 89
  26. Masters, George (1837-1912), entomologist
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1974
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 5, 223-224
  27. Life and Work of Tom Iredale (1880-1972) [includes lists of writings and proposed new names of species]
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1972
    Series: Australian Zoologist, 17, 2, 65-125
  28. Sir William Dennison as a Conchologist
    Iredale, T. and Whitley, G.P.
    Published: 1964
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 27-30
  29. John Roach, the Budgerigar, and the Unfortunate Officer
    Iredale, T. and Whitley, G.P.
    Published: 1968
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 89, 36-39
  30. William Galvin 1787-1873, an Early Australian Museum Custodian
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1966
    Series: Australian Zoologist, 13, 4, 356
  31. John Lhotsky and the Australian Museum
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1965
    Series: Australian Natural History, 15, 3, 92-96
  32. Francois Laporte, Count Castelnau, 1810-1880 [includes bibliography of writings]
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1965
    Series: Australian Zoologist, 13, 2, 93-102
  33. Obituary: Francis Alexander McNeill [with bibliography]
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1960
    Series: Australian Zoologist, 15, 2, 214-223
  34. Dr. E.A. Briggs, 1890-1969
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1969
    Series: Australian Zoologist, 15, 2, 224
  35. Hereward Leighton Kestevan (1881-1964) as a Conchologist
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1968
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 89, 33-35
  36. William Sheridan Wall and the Australian Museum
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1965
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 42-44
  37. Obituary: Gilbert Percy Whitley
    Published: 1976
    Series: Australian Zoologist, 19, 1, 111-112
  38. Whitley, Gilbert Percy (England-Australia 1903-1975)
    Smith, Charles H.
    Series: Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists: Chrono-Biographical Sketches
  39. Whitley, Gilbert Percy (1903-1975), Ichthyologist and Author
    Murray, Maree; Roach, John
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 16, 542-543
  40. Whitley, Gilbert Percy - Ms 22
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 1994
    Series: Listing of Adolph Basser Library holdings
  41. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2012

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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. 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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    G.P. Whitley's Handbook of Australian fishes / edited by Jack Pollard
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  4. Native freshwater fishes of Australia / Gilbert P. Whitley
    Whitley, Gilbert P. (Gilbert Percy), 1903-1975
    [ Book : 1960-1964 ]
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  5. 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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  6. The sea-horse and its relatives / Gilbert Whitley and Joyce Allan
    Whitley, Gilbert P. (Gilbert Percy), 1903-1975
    [ Book : 1958 ]
    At 35 libraries
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  7. The fishes of Australia. by Gilbert Percy Whitley
    Whitley, Gilbert P. (Gilbert Percy), 1903-1975
    [ Book : 1940 ]
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  8. Early history of Australian zoology / by Gilbert P. Whitley
    Whitley, Gilbert P. (Gilbert Percy), 1903-1975
    [ Book : 1970 ]
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    Early history of Australian zoology / by Gilbert P. Whitley
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  9. Australian sharks / G.P. Whitley ; edited by Marcus Lincoln Smith
    Whitley, Gilbert P. (Gilbert Percy), 1903-1975
    [ Book : 1940-1991 ]
    At 27 libraries
    Australian sharks / G.P. Whitley ; edited by Marcus Lincoln Smith
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  10. 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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  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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  1. Journal of the Pan-Pacific Research Institution
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  2. Animals of the world: Australia [by] Gilbert P. Whitley [and others]
    Whitley, Gilbert Percy, 1903-
    [ Book : 1968 ]
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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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    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Tuesday 7 July 1903 [Issue No.346 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 5005

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