Australian Museum Journal Obituary William Joseph Rainbow

Shortform:
Musgrave, 1920, Rec. Aust. Mus. 13(3): 87–92
Author(s):
Musgrave, Anthony
Year published:
1920
Title:
Obituary William Joseph Rainbow
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
13
Issue:
3
Start page:
87
End page:
92
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.13.1920.858
Language:
English
Date published:
04 December 1920
Cover date:
04 December 1920
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM
Digitized:
12 December 2008
Available online:
06 March 2009
Reference number:
858
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (112kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (705kb PDF)

Abstract

Obituary. William Joseph Rainbow 1895 to 1919. After a long and painful illness Mr. William Joseph Rainbow, Entomologist, to the Australian Museum, passed away on the 21st November, 1919, at the age of 63. Of Mr. Rainbow's early life and his entrance into the field of Entomology a few notes will doubtless prove of interest. Mr. Rainbow was born in Yorkshire in 1856, and as his father was a Warrant Officer in the Roya.l Marines he spent much of his boyhood in the naval towns. It was in these towns and also in Edinburgh that he received most of his education. In 1873 he left England with his parents for New Zealand, and on the long sea voyage out young Rainbow acted as schoolmaster to the numerous childlren on the emigrant ship. On arrival in New Zealand, he took up newspaper work, and was for some years on the literary staff of the " Wanganui Herald, " edited and owned by Mr. John Ballance who in later years was destined to become the Premier of the Colony.

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