Professor A.F. O’Farrell
Notulae odonatologicae , Volume 5 - Issue 2 p. 23- 24
After long suffering Professor A.F. O’Farrell (Tony) died from pneumonia in Armidale on 19 June 1997. A biographical sketch, with emphasis on his odonatological work, was presented by J.A.L. WATSON & G. THEISCHINGER (1986, Odonatologica 15: 373-376, incl. portrait and bibliography). After 1986, he did not continue his scientific work, and he appears as a joint author in only two more papers, viz.: 1991 (WATSON, J.A.L. & -). Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies). In: The insects of Australia, 2nd ed.. Voi. 1, pp, 294-310, Melbourne Univ. Press, Melbourne. 1994 (WATSON, J.A.L. & -). Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies). In: Systematic and applied entomology: an introduction, pp. 254-261, Melbourne Univ. Press, Melbourne. Fortunately, most of the Odonata collected by O’Farrell and his associates, while at the University of New England, were transferred to the Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) in Canberra (CSIRO), where they are housed now.
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