Anthony Musgrave (entomologist)
Anthony Musgrave (9 July 1895 – 4 June 1959) was an Australian entomologist. Born in Queensland, Australia, he is known for penning Bibliography of Australian Entomology (1932). He was the great-nephew of Anthony Musgrave who was Secretary of State for the Colonies.
Anthony Musgrave was born 9 July 1895 in Cooktown, Queensland, Australia. His father was Anthony Musgrave, a civil servant, and his mother was Elizabeth Anne (née Colles). He studied at the Hayfield Preparatory School in Homebush and the Sydney Church of England Grammar School.
As an entomologist, Musgrave is known for his 1932 work, Bibliography of Australian Entomology. He worked at the Australian Museum, initially as a librarian for a year, before climbing up the ranks to become Assistant Entomologist, and eventually the museum's entomologist, a title later changed to "Curator of Insects and Arachnids". He displayed much knowledge on insects and arachnids; his area of expertise were ticks and poisonous spiders. Musgrave was compiler of all of the Australian Science Abstracts' animal-related articles for around twenty years, until in 1957 when the publication folded. He was also a contributor to the Australian Encyclopaedia (editions 1 and 2).
Personal life and death
Musgrave was described as an "excellent lecturer and photographer". He led a luxurious and peaceful life and was an avid golfer. In his later years, little was heard about him; Musgrave did not like publicity. He died at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney on 4 June 1959. The cause of death was listed as heart disease.
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- Musgrave, Anthony (October 1922). Stick and leaf insects. Sydney: Australian Museum.
- Musgrave, Anthony (1932). Bibliography of Australian entomology, 1775-1930: with biographical notes on authors and collectors. New South Wales: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.