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Thomson, Donald Fergusson (1901 - 1970)

OBE, PhD (Camb), DSc, DipAnthrop (Camb & Syd)
Born: 26 June 1901  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  Died: May 1970.

Thomson studied botany and zoology at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1925. He then attended the University of Sydney where in 1929 he became the first student to be awarded a Diploma in Anthropology from the new Department of Anthropology. He was on the staff of the University of Melbourne from 1932 until his death in 1970. In 1962, Professor Thomson was appointed to a personal chair of anthropology.

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Carolyn Rasmussen & Rachel Tropea
Created: 12 September 2001
Modified: 20 March 2002

Published by Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre on AustehcWeb, October 2001
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Updated: 16 November 2009

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