Abbie, A. A. (Andrew Arthur) (1905-1976)

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Abbie, Andrew Arthur (1905-1976)
Field of activity
Anatomist; Anthropologist
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Andrew Arthur Abbie (1905-1976), anatomist and anthropologist, and Freida Ruth Heighway (1907-1963), gynaecologist, were husband and wife. Andrew was born on 8 February 1905 at Gillingham, Kent, England,...

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Andrew Abbie migrated to New South Wales (NSW) with his family in the early 1920s. He enrolled at Sydney University in 1924 and completed his BS in 1929. This lead him to a successful and decorated career in medicine, anthropology and education. Dr Andrew Abbie worked at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (NSW), University Collage London, The University of Sydney, in the Australian Imperial Force and at the University of Adelaide where he was appointed the Elder chair of anatomy and histology in 1945 and emeritus professor in medicine,1971. Abbie was a foundation and life member of the Anatomical Society of Australia and New Zealand, a life member of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, and served as Chairman of the South Australian Board of Aboriginal Affairs for 10 years.

In December 1941 Andrew Arthur Abbie served as Captain in the Australian Military Force. He was later transferred to the Australian Imperial Force (1942) and underwent training at the Chemical Warfare Physiology School at the University of Melbourne. In 1943 Abbie was appointed to train medical personal in treating casualties of chemical warfare and then in 1944 was sent to Townsville and Papua with the school to study the physiological effects of chemical warfare agents in tropical conditions. In December of the same year he left the military service and moved to South Australia. As Elder chair of anatomy and histology at the University of Adelaide, Abbie was involved in planning the new medical school building, he was the principal lecturer, and continued his research in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. In the 1950s his interest moved to the anthropology of Aborigines and he conducted many expeditions to aboriginal communities in South Australia and the Northern Territory. He progressed through the ranks at the University and retired in 1970, after having published over 120 papers and several resource and academic text books. His service to the University of Adelaide are commemorated annually through the Abbie Memorial Lecture in neuro-anatomy and related fields.

Apart from research and academia, Abbie was also heavily involved in many professional societies and committees. He was a foundation and later life member and president of the Anatomical Society of Australia and New Zealand, a life member of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, President, Anthropological Society of South Australia, Chairman, South Australian Board of Studies in Physiotherapy, Chairman, South Australian Board of Aboriginal Affairs, and University of Adelaide representative on the South Australian Aboriginal & Historical Relics Advisory Board.

  • Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Sydney
  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
  • Education - Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
  • Career position - Travelling Fellowship received from Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research to work as a Medical Research Fellow at University College, London
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed in London
  • Life event - Married Frieda Ruth Heighway at the Moore Theological College Chapel in Newtown, NSW
  • Career position - Senior Lecturer in Anatomy at the University of Sydney
  • Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) received from the University of Sydney
  • Career position - - an undergraduate text book, published in Sydney
  • Career position - - an undergraduate textbook, published in Sydney
  • Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Captain in the Australian Military Forces
  • Career position - Major with the Australian Imperial Force
  • Career position - Elder Chair of Anatomy and Histology at the University of Adelaide
  • Career position - President of the Anthropological Society of South Australia
  • Career position - Associate Dean at the University of Adelaide
  • Career position - Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Adelaide
  • Career position - Chairman of the South Australian Board of Studies in Physiotherapy
  • Career position - President of the Anthropological Section of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Career position - Council Chair of the Presbyterian Girl's College in Adelaide
  • Career position - Associate Dean at the University of Adelaide
  • Career position - President of the Anthropological Society of South Australia
  • Career position - Chairman of the South Australian Board of Aboriginal Affairs
  • Life event - Death of first wife
  • Career position - Acting President of the Anatomical Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Career position - President of the Anatomical Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Life event - Married Audrey Katherine Allen Simpson at the Unitarian Christian Church in Adelaide
  • Career position - published
  • Career position - Emeritus Professor at the University of Adelaide
  • Career position - Life member of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Abbie, Andrew Arthur
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Introduction to Professor Abbie's Survey of the Aboriginal Collection in the Tasmanian Museum
    Crowther, W.E.L.H.
    Published: 1964
    Series: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 98, 63-71
  3. Abbie, Andrew Arthur (1905-1976), Anatomist and Anthropologist, and Frieda Ruth Heighway (1907-1963), Gynaecologist
    Elmsie, Ronald; Nance, Susan
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1993
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 13, 1-2
  4. The History of Biology in Australia
    Abbie, A. A.
    Published: 1954
    Series: Australian Journal of Science, 17, 1-9
  5. Sir Grafton Elliot Smith
    Abbie, A. A.
    Published: 1949
    Series: Bulletin of the Post-Graduate Committee in Medicine, University of Sydney, 101-151

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  1. List of publications : A.A. Abbie
    Abbie, A. A. (Andrew Arthur), 1905-1976
    [ Unpublished : 1970 ]
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  2. List of publications : A.A. Abbie
    Abbie, A. A. (Andrew Arthur), 1905-1976
    [ Unpublished : 1970 ]
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  3. A. A. Abbie, curriculum vitae
    Abbie, A. A. (Andrew Arthur), 1905-1976
    [ Unpublished : 1970 ]
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  4. Radio interview with Emeritus Professor A. A. Abbie / Interviewer: Janet Robertson
    Abbie, A. A. (Andrew Arthur), 1905-1976
    [ Sound : 1973 ]
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  5. [Papers on physical anthropology 1930-78]
    Abbie, A. A. (Andrew Arthur), 1905-1976
    [ Book : 1930 ]
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  6. A century of anatomy in South Australia / A. A. Abbie
    Abbie, A. A. (Andrew Arthur), 1905-1976
    [ Book : 1974 ]
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  7. A re-analysis of the Andrew A. Abbie morphometric data on Australian Aborigines / Gabriele Macho and Leonard Freedman
    Macho, Gabriele
    [ Book, Government publication : 1987 ]
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    A re-analysis of the Andrew A. Abbie morphometric data on Australian Aborigines / Gabriele Macho and Leonard Freedman
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  8. "No! No! A thousand times no!" / A.A. Abbie
    Abbie, A. A. (Andrew Arthur), 1905-1976
    [ Book : 1948 ]
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  9. Marsupials and the evolution of mammals / [by A.A. Abbie]
    Abbie, A. A. (Andrew Arthur), 1905-1976
    [ Book : 1941 ]
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  10. The clinical significance of the anterior choroidal artery / by A.A. Abbie
    Abbie, A. A. (Andrew Arthur), 1905-1976
    [ Book : 1933 ]
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  1. List of publications : A.A. Abbie
    Abbie, A. A. (Andrew Arthur), 1905-1976
    [ Unpublished : 1970 ]
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  2. List of publications : A.A. Abbie
    Abbie, A. A. (Andrew Arthur), 1905-1976
    [ Unpublished : 1970 ]
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  3. A. A. Abbie, curriculum vitae
    Abbie, A. A. (Andrew Arthur), 1905-1976
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  4. [Review of] The original Australians / by A.A. Abbie
    Parsons, P. A. (Peter Angas), 1933-
    [ Book : 1970 ]
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  5. Radio interview with Emeritus Professor A. A. Abbie / Interviewer: Janet Robertson
    Abbie, A. A. (Andrew Arthur), 1905-1976
    [ Sound : 1973 ]
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  6. [Review of] The original Australians / by A.A. Abbie
    Allen, J. (Frederick James)
    [ Book : 1970 ]
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  7. [Review of] The original Australians / [by] A.A. Abbie
    Birdsell, Joseph B. (Joseph Benjamin), 1908-1994
    [ Book : 1972 ]
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  8. [Papers on physical anthropology 1930-78]
    Abbie, A. A. (Andrew Arthur), 1905-1976
    [ Book : 1930 ]
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  9. Arthur Andrew Abbie (1905-1976) : obituary
    Elkin, A. P. (Adolphus Peter), 1891-1979
    [ Book : 1976 ]
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  10. [Biographical cuttings on Andrew Arthur Abbie, Academic, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  1. NEW PROFESSOR OF ANATOMY Appointment of Dr. A. A. Abbie
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Saturday 27 January 1945 p 6 Article Illustrated
    ... NEW PROFESSOR OF ANATOMY Appointment of Dr. A. A. Abbie Dr. Andrew Arthur Abbie, MD. DSc, BS. of ... Adelaide. Tbe appointment was announced after a meeting of the Council of the Uni. versify yesterday. He ... 377 words
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  2. ST. ANDREW'S CATHEDRAL. THE CORONATION SERVICE. A SOLEMN THANKSGIVING.
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    ... ST. ANDREW'S CATHEDRAL. THE CORONATION SERVICE. A SOLEMN THANKSGIVING.' Previous services in St ... Andrew's Catnedral may Jiave surpassed that hola on Saturday morning m bril-liancy and outward effect ... 2923 words
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    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 30 January 1935 p 11 Family Notices
    ... attend his Funeral; to leave the Baptist Church, Waratah-street, Katoomba, THIS DAY, at 10 a.m. for the ... Baptist Cemetery, Katoomba. T. J. ANDREWS, Funeral Director, 110 Katoomba-street, 'Phone, LA2873 and Kat ... 1957 words
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  1. Heighway, Freida Ruth (1907-1963)
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    ... Abbie, Andrew Arthur (1905 - 1976) ... Andrew Arthur Abbie (1905-1976), anatomist and anthropologist, and Freida Ruth Heighway (1907-1963 ... Gynogologysts (MRCOG) in London 7 November 1934 7 November 1934 Life event - Married Andrew Arthur Abbie at ...
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  2. Smith, Grafton Elliot (1871-1937)
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    ... Abbie, Andrew Arthur (1905 - 1976) ... a Resident Medical Officer at the Prince Alfred Hospital 1893 and a Demonstrator in Anatomy 1894 ...
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  3. Blackburn, Charles Bickerton, (Sir) (1874-1972)
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    ... Abbie, Andrew Arthur (1905 - 1976) ... Sir Charles Blackburn was associated with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney as a physician ... -38; a founder of and first president, Royal Australasian College of Physicians. ...
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  1. LEGALLY QUALIFIED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 4 October 1929 [Issue No.132] p 4096

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    ... to this Board the necessary testimonials and qualifica tions:— 5225. Abbie, Andrew Arthur, M.B., B ... , Harlcv Irwin, M.B., B.S., 1929, Univ. Sydney. 5235. Walker, Norman Arthur, M.B., 1929, Univ. Syd ney ... 381 words
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  2. National Memorial Ordinance 1928 DETERAMINATION OF NOMENCLATURE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY NATIONAL MEMORIALS ORDINANCE 1928 DETERMINATION OF NOMENCLATURE
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Periodic (National : 1977 - 2011) Wednesday 31 August 1988 p 1

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    ... Mugglestone (1928-1976) Alexander Purdie (1859-1905) Walter Tauss, M.B.E., (1923-1971) Laurence John Hartley ... -1978) Norman John Oswald Makin, O.A., (1889-1982) Sir John Mills Napier, K.C.M.G., (1882-1976) George Augustus ... 4344 words
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  3. REGISTER OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS FOR 1930.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 24 January 1930 [Issue No.8] p 309

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    ... . L.B.C.P. Edin., 1905; L.B.C.S. Edin., 1905; L.F.P.S. Glasg., 1905. Bona, Percy Arthur, Victoria. M ... , Parramatta. M.R.C.S. Eng., 1888; L.S.A. Lond., 1888. Brown, William Gilbee, Queensland. M.B., 1905, B ... 46988 words
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    [ Unpublished : 1963 ]
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  1. Film track of songs from Beswick for film made by LaMont West and A. A. Abbie
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  2. Beswick Corroboree Parts 1-3; Beswick Trip; Narrative of an Expedition -Yuendumu [5 titles]; Haasts Bluff 1956; Kalumburu, 1963
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    [ Video : 1951 ]
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  3. An Anthropological Expedition to Maningrida, Arnhem Land / produced by University of Adelaide Board for Anthropological Research
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    [ Video : 1961 ]
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  4. Rhapsody in blue / Gershwin
    Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
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    [ Book : 1969 ]
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  2. The adventures of Sherlock Holmes / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930
    [ Book, Audio book : 1812-2019 ]
    Languages: English;Spanish;Chinese;French, [19 others]
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    The adventures of Sherlock Holmes / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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  3. A Christmas carol / Charles Dickens ; abridged by Vivian French ; illustrated by Patrick Benson
    Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
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  4. The brain : seat of motor control : corticospinal neurones in movement performance / Robert Porter
    Porter, Robert, 1932-
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