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 and 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 Bibliography of Australian Entomology 1775-1930 (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.

  • 1921 Life event - Migrated to Australia (Sydney) with his family
  • 1922 - 1925 Career position - Staff member of the Australian Museum in Sydney
  • 1925 - 1964 Career position - Ichthyologist, then Curator of Fishes at the Australian Museum
  • 1934 - Award - Fellow of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
  • 1936 Career position - Joint-Founder of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History
  • 1940 - 1941 Career position - President of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
  • 1942 - 1946 Career position - Seconded to the Division of Fisheries at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • 1959 - 1960 Career position - President of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
  • 1963 - 1964 Career position - President of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
  • 1967 Award - Australian Natural History Medallion received from the Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria
  • 1970 Award - Clarke Memorial Medal received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
  • 1973 - 1974 Career position - President of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales

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Selected resources (46)

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930
    Musgrave, A.
    [1932]
    Published: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  2. William Holmes the Australian Museum's First CustodianThe Australian Museum Magazine 13 306 : William Holmes the Australian Museum's First Custodian
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1961]
  3. George Masters, Naturalist [includes bibliography]Australian Zoologist 16 2 25-32 : George Masters, Naturalist [includes bibliography]
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1971]
  4. Early Naturalist in Queensland [John MacGillivray]North Queensland Naturalist 41 162 3-4 : Early Naturalist in Queensland [John MacGillivray]
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1973]
  5. Memorial Notice and Bibliography: Ellis Le Geyt Troughton, CMZS, FRZS (1893-1974)Australian Zoologist 18 3 219-238 : Memorial Notice and Bibliography: Ellis Le Geyt Troughton, CMZS, FRZS (1893-1974)
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1975]
  6. The First Hundred YearsAustralian Natural History 14 111-115 : The First Hundred Years
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1962]
  7. George Tobin, a Neglected NaturalistThe Australian Museum Magazine 5 44-50 : George Tobin, a Neglected Naturalist
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1933]
  8. James Stuart, IchthyologistThe Australian Zoologist 12 129-131 : James Stuart, Ichthyologist
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1955]
  9. 'Endeavour's' Naturalists in AustraliaAustralian Natural History 16 8 241-288 : 'Endeavour's' Naturalists in Australia
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1970]
  10. The Published Writings of Tom Iredale with an Index of his Scientific NamesThe Australian Zoologist 12 211-250 : The Published Writings of Tom Iredale with an Index of his Scientific Names
    McMichael, Donald F. and Whitley, Gilbert P.
    [1956]
  11. Obituary. Sir Edward Hallstrom (1886-1970)Australian Zoologist 15 3 403-405 : Obituary. Sir Edward Hallstrom (1886-1970)
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1970]
  12. Charles Darwin in AustraliaThe Australian Museum Magazine 13 120-121 : Charles Darwin in Australia
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1959]
  13. BlandowskiVictorian Naturalist 49 90-96 : Blandowski
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1932]
  14. Some Early Naturalists and Collectors in AustraliaJournal of the Royal Australian Historical Society xix 291-304 : Some Early Naturalists and Collectors in Australia
    Whitley, Gilbert P.
    [1933]
  15. A Bibliography of Charles Francis Laseron with an Index to his New Genera and SpeciesProceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 114-121 : A Bibliography of Charles Francis Laseron with an Index to his New Genera and Species
    McMichael, D. F. and Whitley, G. P.
    [1958]
  16. The Life and Work of Gerard KrefftProceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 21-34 : The Life and Work of Gerard Krefft
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1958]
  17. John Gould's AssociatesEmu 38 : John Gould's Associates
    Whitley, G.P.
    [1938]
  18. Tribute to Anthony Musgrave. With bibliography compiled by G. P. Whitley and Kathleen PopeProceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 9-20 : Tribute to Anthony Musgrave. With bibliography compiled by G. P. Whitley and Kathleen Pope
    Whitley, G. P.
  19. T. J. Lempriere, an Early Tasmanian NaturalistAustralian Zoologist 13 4 350-355 : T. J. Lempriere, an Early Tasmanian Naturalist
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1966]
  20. Laporte, Francois Louis Nompar De Caumont, Comte De Castelnau (1810-1880), naturalist and diplomatAustralian Dictionary of Biography Douglas Pike 5 64-65 : Laporte, Francois Louis Nompar De Caumont, Comte De Castelnau (1810-1880), naturalist and diplomat
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1974]
    Published: Melbourne University Press
  21. Krefft, Johann Ludwig (Louis) Gerard (1830-1881), zoologistAustralian Dictionary of Biography Douglas Pike 5 42-44 : Krefft, Johann Ludwig (Louis) Gerard (1830-1881), zoologist
    Whitley, G. P.; Rutledge, Martha
    [1974]
    Published: Melbourne University Press
  22. Some Founders of Australian Fish ScienceAustralian Museum Magazine 9 : Some Founders of Australian Fish Science
    Whitley, G.
    [1948]
  23. Lhotsky, John (b. 1800), naturalistAustralian Dictionary of Biography Douglas Pike 2 114-115 : Lhotsky, John (b. 1800), naturalist
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1967]
    Published: Melbourne University Press
  24. A Survey of Australian IchthyologyProceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89 : A Survey of Australian Ichthyology
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1964]
  25. Masters, George (1837-1912), entomologistAustralian Dictionary of Biography Douglas Pike 5 223-224 : Masters, George (1837-1912), entomologist
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1974]
    Published: Melbourne University Press
  26. Life and Work of Tom Iredale (1880-1972) [includes lists of writings and proposed new names of species]Australian Zoologist 17 2 65-125 : Life and Work of Tom Iredale (1880-1972) [includes lists of writings and proposed new names of species]
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1972]
  27. Sir William Dennison as a ConchologistProceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 27-30 : Sir William Dennison as a Conchologist
    Iredale, T. and Whitley, G.P.
    [1964]
  28. John Roach, the Budgerigar, and the Unfortunate OfficerProceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 89 36-39 : John Roach, the Budgerigar, and the Unfortunate Officer
    Iredale, T. and Whitley, G.P.
    [1968]
  29. William Galvin 1787-1873, an Early Australian Museum CustodianAustralian Zoologist 13 4 356 : William Galvin 1787-1873, an Early Australian Museum Custodian
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1966]
  30. John Lhotsky and the Australian MuseumAustralian Natural History 15 3 92-96 : John Lhotsky and the Australian Museum
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1965]
  31. Francois Laporte, Count Castelnau, 1810-1880 [includes bibliography of writings]Australian Zoologist 13 2 93-102 : Francois Laporte, Count Castelnau, 1810-1880 [includes bibliography of writings]
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1965]
  32. Obituary: Francis Alexander McNeill [with bibliography]Australian Zoologist 15 2 214-223 : Obituary: Francis Alexander McNeill [with bibliography]
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1960]
  33. Dr. E.A. Briggs, 1890-1969Australian Zoologist 15 2 224 : Dr. E.A. Briggs, 1890-1969
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1969]
  34. Hereward Leighton Kestevan (1881-1964) as a ConchologistProceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 89 33-35 : Hereward Leighton Kestevan (1881-1964) as a Conchologist
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1968]
  35. William Sheridan Wall and the Australian MuseumProceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 42-44 : William Sheridan Wall and the Australian Museum
    Whitley, G. P.
    [1965]
  36. Obituary: Gilbert Percy WhitleyAustralian Zoologist 19 1 111-112 : Obituary: Gilbert Percy Whitley
    [1976]
  37. Whitley, Gilbert Percy (England-Australia 1903-1975)Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists: Chrono-Biographical Sketches : Whitley, Gilbert Percy (England-Australia 1903-1975)
    Smith, Charles H.
    Series: http://www.wku.edu/%7Esmithch/chronob/WHIT1903.htm
  38. Whitley, Gilbert Percy (1903-1975), Ichthyologist and AuthorAustralian Dictionary of Biography John Ritchie and Diane Langmore 16 542-543 : Whitley, Gilbert Percy (1903-1975), Ichthyologist and Author
    Murray, Maree; Roach, John
    [2002]
    Published: Melbourne University Press
  39. Whitley, Gilbert Percy - Ms 22Listing of Adolph Basser Library holdings : Whitley, Gilbert Percy - Ms 22
    [1994]
    Published: Australian Academy of Science
    Series: http://www.science.org.au/basser/manuscript-collection/ms022.html
  40. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    [2012]
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: http://www.eoas.info/basser_browse.html
  41. Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales: Gilbert Percy Whitley - Records (1919 - 1975)
    Research notes including information regarding Tom Iredale, C. Davis, the Linnean Society, J. Cook, Jeanne Base, Lilian Medland, the Macleay Museum, Linnaeus, Lhotsky and Julian Ashton 1919-75.
    ML MSS 3069
  42. Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales: Gilbert Percy Whitley - Records (1942)
    ALS from J.A. Ferguson 1942 regarding Thunberg pamphlets.
    ML DOC 888
  43. Australian Museum: Gilbert Percy Whitley - Records (c. 1922 - 1965)
    A large collection of personal and museum related records which have not been surveyed c1922-65; manuscript notes and illustrations for Whitley's history of the museum which the Trustees considered unsuitable for publication.
    Series 139
  44. Australian Museum: Gilbert Percy Whitley - Records (1922 - 1965)
    Drawings of fish in ink and water colour on board and paper c1922-49.
    Series 136
  45. Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales: Gilbert Percy Whitley - Records (1831 - 1933)
    Material concerning Whitley's work in Raratonga including correspondence 1923-33, a diary 1831, notes and a bibliography of his studies of Raratonga.
    ML MSS 1032
  46. Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science: Gilbert Percy Whitley - Records (1942 - 1964)
    Unpublished typescript entitled 'A History of the Australian Museum, 1827-1962' by Percy (388 pages); correspondence regarding shark research, the Zoological Society of New South Wales and the "Zoologist" 1948-56; correspondence 1939-64 with scientific figures and institutions [39 cm, MS 22].
    MS 022

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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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  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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  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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    Whitley, Gilbert Percy, 1903-
    [ Book : 1968 ]
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  2. 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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  3. Journal of the Pan-Pacific Research Institution
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