On such a full sea : John MacGillivray (1821-1867)
This thesis examines the life of the naturalist and collector John MacGillivray (1821-1867). MacGillivray's name is woven through the narratives and accounts of nineteenth century collecting and exploration in Australia. His presence as a private collector for the Earl of Derby on board HMS Fly (1842-1846) and official naturalist aboard HMS Rattlesnake (1846-1850) and HMS Herald (1852-1855), mean that few could have rivalled his levels of knowledge and experience as a collector and ethnographer...[Show more]
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