Harrison, Launcelot (1880-)

Also known as
Harrison, Launcelot (1880-1928)
Perfesser and Alter Ego Esquire (1880-)
Field of activity
Zoologist and Entomologist; zoologist
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Biographies

Launcelot Harrison (1880-1928), zoologist, was born on 13 July 1880 at Wellington, New South Wales, son of Thomas Harrison, medical practitioner, and his wife Elizabeth Maria, née Round. He was educated...

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Launcelot Harrison was Challis Professor of Zoology at the University of Sydney from 1922. Initially he worked in the insurance industry, but having been an avid amateur naturalist from childhood, he decided to switch careers. First Harrison had to formalise his training, so he completed a Bachelor of Science with a Zoology major (1914) and then a Bachelor of Art by Research (1916). While carrying out postgraduate research in England, Harrison was enlisted in the military as a Lieutenant and Advisory Entomologist to the British Expeditionary Force in Mesopotamia. In 1918, while still on active service, he was appointed Lecturer and Demonstrator in Zoology at the University of Sydney. Harrison did not take up the post until July 1919 and remained there until his sudden death in 1928. During his time at the University, he totally revitalised and revamped the Zoology Department and sparked new areas of research. Harrison was also active outside the University and was President of the Royal Zoological (1923-24), and the Linnean (1928) Societies of New South Wales and a trustee of the Australian Museum, Sydney, from 1924.

  • 1900 - c. 1910 Career position - Joined the Citizens' Life Assurance Co.
  • 1911 - 1914 Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
  • 1913 - 1914 Career position - Junior Demonstrator in Zoology and Botany at the University of Sydney
  • 1914 - 1916 Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA Research) completed at Emmanuel College at Cambridge, UK while on a 1851 Exhibition Scholarship
  • 1919 Career position - Lecturer and Demonstrator in Zoology at the University of Sydney
  • 1920 - 1922 Career position - Acting Professor and Lecturer in Veterinary Parasitology at the University of Sydney
  • 1922 - 1928 Career position - Challis Professor of Zoology at the University of Sydney
  • 1923 - 1924 Career position - President of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
  • 1924 - Career position - Trustee of the Australian Museum in Sydney
  • 1925 Career position - Tails and Tarradiddles: an Australian Book of Birds and Beasts a book of verse for children written and illustrated under the name of 'Alter Ego'
  • 1925 Career position - Multidisciplinary scientific expedition to Barrington Tops in New South Wales
  • 1928 Career position - President of the Linnean Society of New South Wales

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The death occurred suddenly at Narooma on Monday night of Professor Launcelot Harrison who had occupied the chair of Zoology at the University of Sydney since 1922. He was a brilliant educationist.Professor...

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Resources by Launcelot Harrison (10)

  1. Tails -- and tarradiddles : an Australian book of birds and beasts / by the Perfesser and Alter Ego, Esquire
    Harrison, Launcelot, 1880-
    [ Book : 1925 ]
    At 16 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.961)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.961)

  2. Guide-book to the zoology of the excursions in New South Wales / [by Launcelot Harrison]
    Harrison, Launcelot, 1880-
    [ Conference Proceedings : 1923 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.789)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.789)

  3. The present position of the evolution problem : being the Livingstone lectures for 1924 / delivered by Launcelot Harrison
    Harrison, Launcelot, 1880-
    [ Book : 1925 ]
    At 5 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.593)

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  4. Guide-book to the zoology of the excursions in New South Wales / [by Launcelot Harrison]
    Harrison, Launcelot, 1880-
    [ Conference Proceedings : 1923 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.702)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.702)

  5. Mallophaga and siphunculata / by Launcelot Harrison
    Harrison, Launcelot, 1880-
    [ Article : 1937 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.832)

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  6. Songs from Tales and taradiddles / words by the Perfesser & Alter Ego esq. ; music by Arthur S. Loam
    Loam, Arthur S
    [ Printed music : 1939-1959 ]
    At 5 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.041)

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  7. Songs from Tales and tarradiddles / words by "The perfesser and alter ego Esq."
    Harrison, Launcelot, 1880-
    [ Book : 1940 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3.677)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3.677)

  8. A census of Australian Mallophaga / by T. Harvey Johnston and Launcelot Harrison
    Johnston, T. Harvey (Thomas Harvey)
    [ Book : 1912 ]
    At UNSW Library
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  9. The gum leaf that flew / by Amy E. Mack and Launcelot Harrison ; with designs by Launcelot Harrison
    Mack, Amy E. (Amy Eleanor)
    [ Book : 1903 ]
    At WA State Library
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  10. Songs from Tales and tarradiddles / words by the Perfesser & Alter Ego esq. ; music by Arthur S. Loam
    Loam, Arthur S
    [ Printed music : 1939 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3.167)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3.167)

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