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Thomas (Tom) Alwynne Darragh, Palaeontologist & Museum Curator (1940-)
Image: Tom Darragh, 1956
Source: Museum Victoria
Dr Thomas A. Darragh is a graduate of the University of Melbourne in invertebrate palaeontology. In 1965 he began work at the Museum of Victoria, in administration and as a curator. He held the position of Head of Geology until 1996 and was responsible for curating the Tertiary invertebrate collections. His research interests are in the field of Tertiary marine molluscs - he has published many papers on this subject. Darragh retired in 2001, although he has continued his association with the Museum.
He has a long standing interest in the history of the natural sciences, particularly geology, in Victoria and in the arts of engraving and lithography in 19th century Victoria, particularly focussing on the personalities involved and the production of geological maps. He is the author of several papers and a book on these topics. He has also undertaken research on 19th century German scientists and intellectuals in Victoria.
In 1957 Darragh was awarded a Royal Life Saving Bronze medal, now held in Museum Victoria's collection [NU 34529].
Tom Darragh, pers.comm., 2003
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Zinc lined travelling trunk first owned by someone by the name of Cummings, inscribed on top of the lip, and was probably used in the 1880s by somebody migrating to Australia. It was su ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Royal Life Saving Bronze Medal 1957 (AD) Mint: not recorded Awarded to: Darragh, T. Other Details: This Royal Life Saving Bronze Medal was won by Tom Darragh in 1957 ...Images: 3