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Biographical entry Roughley, Theodore Cleveland (1888 - 1961)

30 September 1888
Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
14 January 1961
The Entrance, New South Wales, Australia
Marine zoologist


Theodore Roughley was Economic Zoologist at the Technological Museum, Sydney, New South Wales 1911-1939. He was an outstanding photographer and microscopist. In 1939 he transferred to the New South Wales State Fisheries Branch becoming Superintendent in 1947. He retired in 1952.

Archival resources

Powerhouse Museum

  • Thomas Cleveland Roughley - Records, 1904 - 1939, MA 152, MRS 225; Powerhouse Museum. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Murray, Maree; Roach, John, 'Roughley, Theodore Cleveland (1888-1961), Zoologist and Author', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 133-134. Also available at Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Theodore Cleveland Roughley, 1888-1961', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, vol. 86, 1961, pp. 295-298. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.