Masters, George (1836-1912)

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Masters, George (1837-1912)
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George Masters (1837-1912), entomologist, was born in July 1837 in Maidstone, Kent, England, son of George Masters, gardener, and his wife Matilda, née Terry. He became a gardener and about 1856 migrated...

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George Masters was an entomologist and a prolific collector of natural history specimens of all kinds. In the course of his many collecting expeditions through Australia he developed an unrivalled knowledge of the life histories of Australian animals. By 1860 he was employed as a gardener at Thomas Shepherd's Darling Nursery in Sydney. In the early 1860s he was sent to Queensland by William Macleay to collect insects, an association that lasted for the rest of his life. For ten years from 1864 Masters was Assistant Curator and Collector at the Australian Museum where, despite an undertaking to the contrary, he continued to collect for himself and Macleay as well as the Museum. In 1874 Masters became curator of Macleay's own collection, and remained so after Macleay's death and the transfer of the collections to the University of Sydney. Masters' principal publications were (1873), the first book entirely devoted to Australian butterflies, and (1871 - 1874)

  • Life event - Migrated to Australia
  • Career position - Assistant Curator and Collector, Australian Museum, Sydney
  • Career position - Curator of Macleay natural history collections

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Masters, George
    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. Masters, George (1837-1912), entomologist
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1974
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 5, 223-224
  4. George Masters, Naturalist
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1971
    Series: Australian Zoologist, 16, 2, 25-32

Resources by George Masters (5)

  1. Catalogue of the described Coleoptera of Australia. Supplement. by George Masters
    Masters, George, 1837-1912
    [ Book : 1896 ]
    At UNSW Library
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  2. Catalogue of Australian coleoptera :|bindex to families and genera / Masters
    Masters, George, 1837-1912
    [ Book : 1860-1900 ]
    At Deakin Uni Library
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  3. Catalogue of the described Coleoptera of Australia. By George Masters ..
    Masters, George, 1837-1912
    [ Book : 1871-1900 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
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    At 16 libraries
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  4. A list of the Australian Longicorns / chiefly described and arranged by Francis P. Pascoe ; with additional localities and corrections by George Masters
    Pascoe, Francis P. (Francis Polkinghorne), 1813-1893
    [ Book : 1868 ]
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    At 8 libraries
    A list of the Australian Longicorns / chiefly described and arranged by Francis P. Pascoe ; with additional localities and corrections by George Masters
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  5. Catalogue of the described diurnal Lepidoptera of Australia / by George Masters
    Masters, George, 1837-1912
    [ Book, Microform : 1868-1873 ]
    At 9 libraries
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  1. Masters v. Davis.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 11 December 1894 [Issue No.832] p 7809

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    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 18 November 1921 [Issue No.169] p 6671

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