Flynn, T. Thomson, (Theodore Thomson) (1883-1968)

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Flynn, Theodore Thomson, (MBE) (1883-1968)
Flynn, Theodore Thomson (1883-1968)
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Zoologist
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Biographies

Theodore Thomson Flynn (1883-1968), zoologist, and Errol Leslie Flynn (1909-1959), film actor, were father and son. Theodore was born on 11 October 1883 at Coraki, New South Wales, son of John Thompson...

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Theodore Flynn was appointed the first lecturer in biology at the University of Tasmania (1909) and from 1911 was Professor of Biology. Although his early interest was marsupials, he later developed an interest in marine biology. This led him to work towards the development of Australian fisheries, spending fifteen years harnessing the resources of state and commonwealth governments and imperial trade policies and even forming a private company to harvest pelagic fish stocks. He was involved in the establishment of CSIR and a proposal to build a national marine research station. In 1930 he left Tasmania and ultimately took up the chair of zoology at Queen's University, Belfast. Flynn was the father of the Australian actor Errol Flynn.

  • Award - Macleay Fellowship received from the Linnean Society of New South Wales (NSW)
  • Award - John Couts Scholarship received from the University of Sydney
  • Award - Medal for Biology received from the University of Sydney
  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Science Master at Newcastle and Maitland High Schools, NSW
  • Career position - Lecturer in Chemistry and physics at the Newcastle and West Maitland Technical Colleges, NSW
  • Career position - Lecturer in Biology at the University of Tasmania
  • Career position - Professor of Biology at the University of Tasmania
  • Career position - Royal Commissioner to examine the Tasmanian fishing industry
  • Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Rockefeller grant received
  • Career position - Chair of Zoology at Queen's University in Belfast, Ireland
  • Award - Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
  • Life event - Retired

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Flynn, Theodore Thomson
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Theodore T Flynn (1883-1968)
    Harrison, A.J.
    Published: Anthony Harrison, 2003
    Series: Progress in Managing Fisheries in Australia 1800-1990
  3. Flynn, Theodore Thomas (1883-1968), zoologist
    Bryden, William
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 8, 534-536
  4. Theodore T. Flynn
    Harrison, A.J.
    Published: 2000
    Series: Australasian Science, 21, 8, 46
  5. Theodore Thomson Flynn: Not Just Errol's Father
    Harrison, Tony and Harrison, Vicki
    Published: the Authors, Hobart, 2013

Resources by T. Thomson Flynn (8)

  1. Contributions to a knowledge of the anatomy and development of the Marsupialia. by T. Thomson Flynn
    Flynn, T. Thomson (Theodore Thomson), 1883-1968
    [ Book : 1911 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  2. Autograph letter signed by Theo Thompson [i.e. Theodore Thomson] Flynn, Macquarie Island, Antarctica to his brother in law, Harry Young, 24 November 1912 describing his voyage from Hobart on the Aurora on the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1 ...
    Flynn, T. Thomson (Theodore Thomson), 1883-1968
    [ Photograph : 1912 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. The problem of the birth of the kangaroo : [illust.]
    Flynn, T. Thomson (Theodore Thomson), 1883-1968
    [ Book : 1928 ]
    At National Library
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  4. The foetal membranes and placentation of the marsupialia, i : the placentation of perameles
    Flynn, T. Thomson (Theodore Thomson), 1883-1968
    [ Thesis : 1921 ]
    At University of Sydney
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  5. The problem of the birth of the kangaroo / by T. Thomson Flynn
    Flynn, T. Thomson (Theodore Thomson), 1883-1968
    [ Book : 1928 ]
    At 10 libraries
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  6. Two new Australian pycnogonida / T. Thomson Flynn
    Flynn, T. Thomson (Theodore Thomson), 1883-1968
    [ Book : 1919 ]
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  7. A re-examination of Professor Haswell's types of Australian pycnogonida / T. Thomson Flynn
    Flynn, T. Thomson (Theodore Thomson), 1883-1968
    [ Book : 1919 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  8. The development of the monotremata. by T. Thomson Flynn and J.P. Hill
    Flynn, T. Thomson (Theodore Thomson), 1883-1968
    [ Book : 1939 ]
    At National Museum Aust
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Resources about T. Thomson Flynn (3)

  1. Theodore Thomson Flynn (1883-1968): 'an illustrious Australian'
    Harrison, A. J. (Anthony James), 939-
    [ Periodical : 2011-2019 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At Libraries Tas
    Theodore Thomson Flynn (1883-1968): 'an illustrious Australian'
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  2. Young family papers, 1852-1985
    Young family
    [ Unpublished : 1852-1985 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Peggy Glanville-Hicks - personal correspondence, 1943-1990
    [ Unpublished : 1990 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. He was not a Lothario MY SON ERROL
    The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) Wednesday 6 January 1960 p 10 Article Illustrated
    ... He was not a Lothario MY SON ERROL By PROFESSOR THEODORE THOMSON FLYNN, of London University • Some ... , Pro-fessor Flynn, father of the late Errol Flynn, de-fends his son against what he says were "wicked ... 1498 words
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  3. PROFESSOR T. T. FLYNN IN NEW POST LONDON, Friday.
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    ... , E. Thomson, T. J. Hickey, C. A. Davie. At £78—B4. N. W. A. M'Intosh, A. H. Oliver, H. E. M'Grrath, J ... 'Garry, W. Flynn, H. 5". Wiikins, T. Eeles. At £65—B5. A. Parsons, H. F. Mack, J. Bateman, EL E. O, Hynes, L ... 17593 words
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    ... to, 1895 Feb. 9, 1898 Nov. 7, 1874 Jan. 4, 1875 May 9, 1883 Nov. 14, 1894 Aug. 13, 1884 Dec. 14, 1898 ... . 1873; Lic. B. Coll. Phys. Edin. 1874. M.B. Univ. Dub. 1883; Ch. B. Univ. Dub. 1S83. M.B. et Mast. Surg ... 27220 words
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  1. Climbing to the top: TT Flynn in Tasmania, 1909-1931
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  3. Notes on Marsupialian Anatomy I. On the Condition of the Median Vaginal Septum in the Trichosuridae
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  4. Two New Australian Pycnogonida
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