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Lucas, Arthur Henry Shakespeare (1853 - 1936)

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Naturalist, Schoolmaster and Ornithologist
Born: 7 May 1853  Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England.  Died: 10 June 1936  Albury, New South Wales, Australia.
Arthur Henry Lucas, who was born and educated in England, came, as mathematics and science master, to Wesley College, Melbourne in 1883. He was later headmaster of Newington College, Sydney 1892-98 and then taught at Sydney Grammar School 1899-1923.

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Born Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England, 7 May 1853. Died Albury, New South Wales, 1936. Educated Universities of Oxford (BA 1874, MA 1877) and London (BSc 1879). Teacher, Lays School, Cambridge 1878-82; mathematics and science master, Wesley College, Melbourne 1883-91; tutor, Ormond and Trinity colleges and a founder and fellow of Queen's College, University of Melbourne; headmaster, Newington College, Sydney 1892-98; senior mathematical and science master, Sydney Grammar School 1899-1916, acting headmaster 1916-19, headmaster 1920-23; acting professor of mathematics, University of Tasmania 1924-25. President, Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria (founded by his brother, Thomas Pennington Lucas 1882) 1887-89, urging the government to reserve Wilson's Promontory for a national park (which came about in 1898) and editor, Victorian Naturalist 1884-92; council, Linnean Society of New South Wales 1894-1936, president 1907-09. Honorary Curator of Algae, National Herbarium of New South Wales. Wrote Introduction to the Study of Botany (1892, with A. Dendy, q.v.), The Animals of Australia (1909, with W.H.D. Le Souf, q.v.), The Birds of Australia (1911, with W.H.D. Le Souf) and A.H.S. Lucas, scientist, his own story (1937). Portrait by H.A. Hanke (1935) held by Sydney Grammar School.
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