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Jarvis, Edmund (1869–1935)

Edmund Jarvis, c. 1932, photographer unknown

Edmund Jarvis, c. 1932, photographer unknown

Townsville Daily Bulletin, 5 January 1932, p 5

The news of the death of Mr. Edmund Jarvis, chief entomologist of the Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations, will come as a great shock to a wide circle of friends in the Fair North, who realise the value of the work he had done in the interests of the sugar industry in particular.

The intimation of his death in Brisbane on Tuesday was received by Mr J. H. Buracott, assistant entomologist at Meringa.

Mr. Edmund Jarvis was born in Dartmouth, Devonshire, in 1869. After entomological work in Melbourne Museum, he came to Queensland as assistant entomologist to the Department of Agriculture and Stock. In 1914 he joined the entomological staff of the Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations, and from 1921 to his. death was Chief Entomologist to the Bureau, He was stationed at Gordonvale from. 1914 to 1918, and when the new laboratory was built at Meringa in 1919 he resided there until 1933, when he was transferred to Brisbane.

Throughout his career Mr. Jarvis wrote a large number of scientific, papers and publications, and was well known for his excellent delineation and water color work.

Mr. Jarvis is survived by a widow and four children, Misses Lenore and Aurea and Messrs. Ken and Aldus Jarvis, all of whom were well-known throughout the Cairns district for their musical talent.

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Edmund Jarvis, c. 1932, photographer unknown

Edmund Jarvis, c. 1932, photographer unknown

Townsville Daily Bulletin, 5 January 1932, p 5

Life Summary [details]

Birth

1869
Dartmouth, Devon, England

Death

17 December 1935
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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