Evans, J. W. (John William) (1906-1990)

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Evans, J. W. (1906-1990)
Evans, John William (1906-1990)
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Entomologist
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John Evans joined the Division of Economic Entomology, CSIR in 1928 as a junior entomologist. After a number of positions in Australia and England he became Director of the Australian Museum, Sydney 1955-1966. He had a particular interest in Leafhoppers.

Born India, 16 January 1906. Educated Cambridge University (Jesus College) (Geology, Botany and Zoology 1923-26, ScD 1949); DSc, University of Tasmania. Came to Australia 1926 to work on sharks, but when the company that was to employ him went broke, he found a job in the head office of the new CSIR; observed Prickly Pear as its destruction by Cactoblastus moths began; Cawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand 1927 (under Directorship of R. J. Tillyard (qv), whose second daughter, Faith, he married in 1934); travelled with Tillyard to US and Europe 1928, ahead of Tillyard's appointment to direct the new division of CSIR Entomology; stayed in UK at Imperial Bureau of Entomology, Farnham Royal, working on Trichogramma, a wasp that attacks the eggs of the Codling moth; travelled to Australia 1929 via India, parents and the Bombay Natural Historical Society; arrived Canberra September 1929 to work at the new CSIR building (now CSIRO Entomology); began research on Thrips Melbourne 1930; continued work on thrips in Adelaide 1931 with James Davidson and H. G. Andrewartha (qqv) of Waite Institute; Hobart Entomologist (later Chief Biologist), Tasmanian Department of Agriculture 1935-44; Imperial Institute of Entomology, London 1945-48; Senior Principal Scientific Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, London 1948-54; Director, Australian Museum, Sydney 1955-66.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Evans, John William
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930
    Musgrave, A.
    Published: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932
  3. Waterhouse, Gustavus Athol (1877-1950)
    Evans, J. W.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 12, 390-391
  4. The Life and Work of Robin John Tillyard, 1881-1937
    Evans, J. W.
    Published: University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1963
  5. John Stewart Turner 1908-1991
    Ashton, D. H.; Ducker, S. C.
    Published: 1993
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 9, 3, 278-290

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  1. John William Evans interviewed by Hazel de Berg for the Hazel de Berg collection
    Evans, J. W. (John William), 1906-1990
    [ Sound : 1965 ]
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    John William Evans interviewed by Hazel de Berg for the Hazel de Berg collection
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  2. Insect delight : a life's journey / John Evans ; illustrations by Faith Evans
    Evans, J. W. (John William), 1906-1990
    [ Book : 1989 ]
    At 17 libraries
    Insect delight : a life's journey / John Evans ; illustrations by Faith Evans
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  3. A natural classification of leaf-hoppers (Jassoidea, Homoptera)
    Evans, J. W. (John William), 1906-1990
    [ Book : 1947 ]
    At UNSW Library
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  4. The life and work of Robin John Tillyard 1881-1937 / by J.W. Evans
    Evans, J. W. (John William), 1906-1990
    [ Book : 1963 ]
    At 24 libraries
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  5. The leafhoppers and froghoppers of Australia and New Zealand (Homoptera: Cicadelloidea and Cercopoidea) / by J. W. Evans
    Evans, J. W. (John William), 1906-1990
    [ Book : 1966 ]
    At 16 libraries
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  6. Handbook of the geology of Great Britain : a compilative work / edited by J.W. Evans and C.J. Stubblefield
    Evans, J. W. (John William), 1906-1990
    [ Book : 1929 ]
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  7. The food of trout in Tasmania / by J. W. Evans ; illustrated by R. Kerr
    Evans, J. W. (John William), 1906-
    [ Government publication, Book : 1942-2013 ]
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  8. Tasmanian grass-grubs / by J.W. Evans
    Evans, J. W. (John William), 1906-1990
    [ Book, Government publication : 1941 ]
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  9. The injurious insects of the British Commonwealth (except the British Isles, India and Pakistan) : with a section on the control of weeds by insects / by J.W. Evans
    Evans, J. W. (John William), 1906-1990
    [ Book : 1952 ]
    At 17 libraries
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  10. Insect pests and their control / by J.W. Evans
    Evans, J. W. (John William), 1906-1990
    [ Book : 1943 ]
    At 25 libraries
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  1. John William Evans interviewed by Hazel de Berg for the Hazel de Berg collection
    Evans, J. W. (John William), 1906-1990
    [ Sound : 1965 ]
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    John William Evans interviewed by Hazel de Berg for the Hazel de Berg collection
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  2. Insect delight : a life's journey / John Evans ; illustrations by Faith Evans
    Evans, J. W. (John William), 1906-1990
    [ Book : 1989 ]
    At 17 libraries
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  1. Bankruptcy Act 1966 NOTICE OF EXECUTION OF DEED OF ARRANGEMENT PART X No. 255 of 1983/X Re estate of John William Evans and Patricia Victoria Evans, trading as 'J. W. & P. V. Evans Taxi Trucks'.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. General (National : 1977 - 1987) Tuesday 6 December 1983 p 4087

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    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 20 March 1874 [Issue No.64] p 861

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