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Henry Tryon (1856–1943)

Formerly Government Entomologist and Vegetable Pathologist, Mr Henry Tryon, who retired from the State Public Service in 1929, died in Brisbane yesterday.

Born in England in 1856 Mr Tryon entered the State service in 1883 as an assistant at the Queensland Museum and the following year was appointed assistant curator at the museum. In 1894 he was appointed Government Entomologist, and in 1901 he was made Entomologist and Vegetable Pathologist, which dual position in the Department of Agriculture he held until his retirement under the age limit provisions of the Public Service Act.

The late Mr Tryon was regarded as one of the foremost authorities on entomology in Australia, and was a member of the scientific com mission which first introduced into Queensland the cochineal insect for the destruction of prickly pear. He also was a member of the commission appointed by the Commonwealth Government lo deal with cattle tick control.

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Henry Tryon, c. 1929, photographer unknown

Henry Tryon, c. 1929, photographer unknown

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20 December, 1856
Buckfastleigh, Devon, England


15 November, 1943 (aged 86)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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