Kershaw, James Andrew (1866-1946)

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Scientist; Zoologist; Museum curator
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James Andrew Kershaw (1866-1946), scientist, was born on 13 April 1866 at Fitzroy, Melbourne, son of William Kershaw, taxidermist, and his second wife Elizabeth, née Boyde, both from the north of England....

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James Kershaw joined the National Museum, Melbourne in 1883 as an assistant taxidermist to his father William Kershaw. Over the next 48 years James Kershaw rose through the ranks to become museum Director (1929). Although Kershaw officially retired in 1931, he was appointed the museum's first honorary curator of Zoology. James Kershaw joined the Royal Society of Victoria in 1900 and held many positions within the Society. He was President from 1918-1919.

  • Career position - Assistant Taxidermist at the National Museum in Melbourne
  • Career position - Member then President of the Field Naturalists' Club Victoria
  • Career position - Taxidermist at the National Museum
  • Career position - Curator of the Zoological Collection at the National Museum
  • Career position - Member of the Royal Society of Victoria
  • Career position - Royal Australasian Ornathologist's Union expedition to Bass Strait
  • Career position - Honorary Secretary of the Wilson's Promontory National Park Committee of Management, Victoria
  • Career position - Expedition to Bass Strait
  • Career position - Platypus studies at Hopkins River in Victoria
  • Career position - Expedition to the Barrier Reef, Queensland
  • Career position - President of the Royal Society of Victoria
  • Career position - Honorary Secretary of the Royal Society of Victoria
  • Career position - Expedition to Ooldea, Western Australia
  • Career position - Trustee of the Royal Society of Victoria
  • Career position - Honorary Librarian of the Royal Society of Victoria
  • Career position - Director of the National Museum
  • Life event - Retired and appointed Honorary Curator of Zoology at the National Museum

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  1. Kershaw, James Andrew
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Kershaw, James Andrew (1866-1946), Scientist
    Pescott, R. T. M.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 9, 578-579
  3. The Kershaw Dynasty
    Black, J. Hope
    Published: 2005
    Series: Victorian Naturalist, 122, 351-7

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  1. Portrait of James Andrew Kershaw
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
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