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Broadbent, Kendall (1837 - 1911)

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Natural history collector and Geologist
Born: 26 August 1837  Horsforth, near Leeds, Yorkshire, England.  Died: 16 January 1911.
Kendall Broadbent, described as a 'thorough field naturalist and a most discerning zoological collector', collected in every Australian state. He worked for the Queensland Museum 1880-1900 collecting fossils, animals and anthropological material.

Career Highlights
Born Horsforth, near Leeds, Yorkshire, England, 26 August 1837. Died Brisbane, 16 January 1911. Arrived Victoria 1852; contracting work with his father; survived the wreck of the "Maria" 1872; collector for Count de Castenau Cape York and Gulf of Carpentaria 1873; collected around Port Moresby for British Museum 1875; collected for E.P. Ramsay (q.v.) of the Australian Museum 1877-79; collected for the Queensland Museum 1880-1893; attendant in the museum 1893-1900. Collected the type specimen of the Rufous Bristlebird 1858 and it was named "Dasyornis broadbenti" after him.

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 10 September 2004

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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