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Biographical entry McCarthy, Frederick David (1905 - 1997)

13 August 1905
18 November 1997


Frederick McCarthy wrote articles about aborigines between 1932 and 1979. He was President of the Royal Society of New South Wales in 1957.

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  • Attenbrow, V. and Kahn, K., 'F. D. McCarthy his work and legacy at the Australian Museum', in Sullivan, M., Brockwell, S. and Webb, A. (eds), Archaeology in the north: proceedings of the 1993 Australian Archaeological Association Conference, North Australian Research Unit, Australian National University, Darwin, 1994, pp. 5-16. Details
  • Attenbrow, Val, 'Ethnographic and Archaeological Collections by FD McCarthy in the Australian Museum', in Peterson, Nicolas, Allen, Lindy and Hamby, Louise (eds), The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2008, pp. 472-507. Details
  • McCarthy, F. D., 'Davidson, Daniel Sutherland (1900-1952)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981, pp. 224-225. Also available at Details

Journal Articles

  • McArthur, M., Mccarthy, F.D. and Sprecht, R.L., 'Nutrition Studies (1948) of Nomadic Aborigines in Arnhem Land, Northern Australia', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 9, no. 3, 2000, pp. 215-223. Details
  • Mcbryde, Isabel, 'Frederick David McCarthy, 13 August 1905-18 November 1997: Obituary', Australian Aboriginal Studies, vol. 1, 1998, pp. 51-55. Details
  • McCarthy, F., 'Inhabiting the Great South Land', Australian Natural History, vol. 19, no. 2, 1977, pp. 54-57. Details
  • McCarthy, F. D., 'Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies', Australian Natural History, vol. 15, no. 6, 1966, pp. 194-196. Details
  • McCarthy, F. D., Bramell, E. and Noone, H. V. V., 'The stone implements of Australia', Memoirs of the Australian Museum, vol. 9, 1946, pp. 1-94. Details
  • McCarthy, Frederick David, 'A coat of paint', Australian Aboriginal Studies, vol. 1984, no. 2, 1984, pp. 72-81. Details
  • Mulvaney, D. J., 'Two remarkably parallel careers', Australian Archaeology, vol. 10, 1980, pp. 96-101. Details

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See also

  • Thomas, Martin and Neale, Margo (eds), Exploring the Legacy of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition, ANU E Press, Canberra, 2011, 471 pp. Details

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