Saville-Kent, William (1845-1908)

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Fisheries Scientist; Author; Naturalist; Entomologist
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William Saville-Kent (1845-1908), fisheries scientist and author, was born on 10 July 1845 at Sidmouth, Devon, England, youngest of ten children of Samuel Savill Kent, sub-inspector of factories, and...

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William Saville-Kent was the founder of Australian fisheries science. He worked in several aquaria in England, then came to Australia, where he was Commissioner/Inspector of Fisheries for Tasmania, Queensland and Western Australia in turn. Later in life he had a particular interest in pearl oyster culture.

Born William Savill Kent on 10 July 1845. Appears to have adopted the name William Saville-Kent ca 1873. Educated at Kings College, where he qualified to enter the Imperial Civil Service. Held various short-term appointments in England, including the British Museum 1868-72 and several aquaria. Inspector of Tasmanian Fisheries 1884-87; Commissioner of Fisheries for Queensland 1889-92; Commissioner of Fisheries for Western Australia 1892-95. Returned to England for the remainder of his life, though probably spent a good deal of the time between 1896 and 1907 in tropical Australia and adjacent areas engaged in pearl oyster culture. President, Royal Society of Queensland, 1889-90. Died 11 October 1908.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Saville-Kent, William
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Saville-Kent, William (1845-1908), Fisheries Scientist and Author
    Harrison, A.J.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2005
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, Supplement, 352-353
  3. William Saville-Kent, 1845-1908
    Harrison, A. J.
    Published: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004
    Series: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  4. Savant of the Australian Seas: William Saville-Kent (1845-1908)
    Harrison, A.J.
    Published: Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Hobart, 1997
  5. The Fisheries Savant: William Saville-Kent in Victoria 1887-8
    Harrison, A.J.
    Published: 1997
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 11, 3, 419-429
  6. William Saville - Kent, FLS, FZS, FRMS (1845-1908)
    Harrison, A.J.
    Published: 1988
    Series: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 122, 2, 165-178
  7. Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930
    Musgrave, A.
    Published: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932
  8. William Saville-Kent (1845-1908)
    Harrison, A.J.
    Published: Anthony Harrison, 2003
    Series: Progress in Managing Fisheries in Australia 1800-1990

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  1. Illustration of family party (Plectognathi)
    [ Photograph : 1897 ]
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    Illustration of family party (Plectognathi)
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  2. Illustration of sea horses and dragons (Syngnathidae)
    [ Photograph : 1897 ]
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  3. William Saville-Kent and the Salmon Commissioners
    [ Book : 1987 ]
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  4. Illustration of Australian Gouldian finches (Poephila mirabilis et P. Gouldii)
    [ Photograph : 1897 ]
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    Harrison, A. J. (Anthony James), 1939-
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