William Blaxland Benham
Sir William Blaxland Benham KBE FRS (29 March 1860–21 August 1950) was a New Zealand zoologist and biologist. He was born in London, England on 29 March 1860. Presage of Darwin's Origin of Species. Death at age 90 as an opsimath, he'd audited some 170 or so scientific papers ranging panoptically from helminthology to malacology.
Ray Lankester whom elaborated and enticed zoology, till the pursual became graduation, 1883 BSc and 1887 DSc, University College, London. Self-deprecating expediency to the tout of amiable primness, often confessing uncertainty in a field such as ornithology; his character frank, dapper, humorous, relentless and of orderliness. A crewman aboard the 1908 Auckland Islands expedition and others, he gathered anatomical specimens for his studies and collections for work compeer as a curator at Otago University Museum. In 1898 Benham was appointed professor of biology at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Transmigrating on the Kaikoura.
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- Morton, John. "William Blaxland Benham". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved December 2011.
- Benham, William Blaxland - Biography - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3b27/benham-william-blaxland
- Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1868-1961, Volume 80, 1952 http://rsnz.natlib.govt.nz/volume/rsnz_80/rsnz_80_01_002280.html
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