Hickman, V. V. (Vernon Victor) (1894-1984)

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Hickman, V. V. (1894-1984)
Hickman, V. V. (Vernon Victor)
Hickman, Vernon Victor, (OBE) (1894-1984)
Hickman, Vernon Victor (1894-1984)
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Zoologist; Biologist
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Vernon Victor Hickman (1894-1984), zoologist, was born on 28 August 1894 at Glenorchy, Hobart, elder son of Tasmanian-born George Milford Hickman, storekeeper, and his wife Pauline, née Patterson. Vernon...

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Vernon Hickman was Professor of Biology, University of Tasmania, from 1943 to 1959. He had an encyclopaedic knowledge of invertebrates but specialised in arachnids and became known as Australia's leading araneologist. Hickman described many new species, his papers being illustrated with his own photos and skilled drawings. His collection of spiders was deposited in the Australian Museum, Sydney. In 1991 his collection of Tasmanian insects and other arthropods, together with those of his son John, were donated to the Australian National Insect Collection. The 30,000 specimens, largely from remote rainforest areas of Tasmania, were accompanied by an extensive collection of literature. The spider genus , and the family in which it was placed, Hickmaniidae, were named in his honour.

  • Education - BSc, University of Tasmania
  • Career position - Lecturer in chemistry and mineralogy, Zeehan School of Mines, Tasmania
  • Career position - Served with the Australian Imperial Forces
  • Career position - Head of Chemistry, Launceston Technical College
  • Education - BA, University of Tasmania
  • Career position - Ralston Lecturer in Biology, University of Tasmania
  • Education - DSc, University of Tasmania
  • Career position - Vice-President, Zoological Section, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science Congress, Canberra
  • Award - Elected Fellow, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Award - Medal, Royal Society of Tasmania
  • Career position - Professor of Biology, University of Tasmania
  • Career position - Fellow, Royal Entomological Society of London
  • Award - Anders Retzius Medal, Royal Physiographical Society of Lund, Sweden
  • Career position - Emeritus Professor, University of Tasmania
  • Award - Clive Lord Medal, Royal Society of Tasmania
  • Award - Life Member, Royal Society of Tasmania
  • Award - Honorary Life Member, Entomological Society of New South Wales
  • Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for service to zoological science and education

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Hickman, Vernon Victor
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Hickman collections move north
    Halliday, R. B. and Gray, M.
    Published: 1992
    Series: Myrmecia: News Bulletin of the Australian Entomological Society, 28, 2, 16-7
  3. Vernon Victor Hickman
    Davies, Lynn
    Published: University of Tasmania
    Series: The Companion to Tasmanian History
  4. Obituary: Noel Lee Roberts, 1890-1967 [bibliography]
    Hickman, V. V.
    Published: 1967
    Series: Journal of the Entomological Society of Australia (New South Wales Branch), 4, 43-44
  5. Tribute to V. V. Hickman
    Smithers, C. N.
    Published: 1985
    Series: General and Applied Entomology, 17, 3-4
  6. Vernon Victor Hickman, August 28 1894 - November 20, 1984
    McQuillian, P. et al.
    Published: 1985
    Series: Australian Entomological Society News Bulletin, 21, 24
  7. Hickman, Vernon Victor (1894 - 1984), zoologist
    Guiler, Eric
    Published: 2007
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, volume 17, 527
  8. A Rich and Diverse Fauna: the history of the Australian National Insect Collection 1926 - 1991
    Upton, M. S.
    Published: CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 1997

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  1. Family Notices
    Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954) Thursday 5 March 1931 p 56 Family Notices
    ... —On the 18th February, at Leaford, to Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Boyley—a son. Special thanks to Dr. Wells and ... Constance, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Richardson, of Norwood (late of Monash), to Victor ... 16492 words
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    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Tuesday 22 June 1954 p 24 Family Notices
    ... -rick's Church, Havelock-street, West Perth, between Lorna Dullard, of Mt. Lawley. and Victor Depiazzi, of ... 22, 1929. BOURNE—LANGLEY: THE SON and DAUGHTER of MR. and MRS. V. F. BOURNE, of 194 Preston Point ... 5000 words
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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 14 August 1920 p 13 Family Notices
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  1. REGISTER OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS FOR 1915.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Wednesday 13 January 1915 [Issue No.6] p 133

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    ... 1516 1206 2465 3396 Date. Nov. 14, 1894 Jan. 13, 1909 July 9, 1913 Jan. 10, 1906 Jan. 8, 1908 Jan. 11 ... . 12, 1902 June 16, 1884 Oct. 9, 1889 Feb. 12, 1896 Mar. 12, 1913 Nov. 14, 1894 April 13,1874 April 8 ... 39795 words
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    ... ; M.B.V Mast. Surg., 1899, Univ. Sydney. r M.D., Univ. Michigan, U.S.A., 1894. 1 Lie. K. Q. Coll. Phys ... Nov. 14, 1894 April 13,1874 Jan. 8, 190S April 9, 1913 Feb. 10, 1892 Mar. 11, 1896 F eb. 8, 1888 Jan ... 37914 words
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    ... 9, 1883 Aug. 10, IQIO Not. 14, 1894 Name. Abbott, George Henry ... Abbott, Thomas Eastoe ... . Surg. Glasg., 1903. lf.D.t Univ. Paris, 1894. MB., Mait. Burg., 190a, Unir. Sydney. M.B., 1885, Bae. ... 37661 words
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  1. Some common Tasmanian spiders / by V.V. Hickman
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  2. The embryology of the syncarid crustacean Anaspides tasmaniae
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    [ Thesis : 1937 ]
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  3. Some Tasmanian animals of ancient lineage / by V.V. Hickman
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    [ Book : 1963 ]
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  4. Some Tasmanian harvestmen of the family Triaenonychidae (sub-order Laniatores) / by V.V. Hickman
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    [ Book : 1958 ]
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  1. Opiliones and Araneae
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    [ Article : 1939 ]
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  3. STUD LITTER RECORD (1 January 1965)
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  4. Advertising (15 February 1909)
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