Marshall, Alan John (Jock)
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Full description This project was established to document the involvement of the Australian Science Archives Project (ASAP) and subsequent organisations with the records of Alan John (Jock) Marshall (1911-1967). Jock Marshall began work as a professional collector of specimens for museums in Northern
Australia. In the 1930s he joined Oxford University zoological expeditions to the New Hebrides and New Guinea, on the basis of which he was offered a scholarship to study at Oxford. He then completed a science degree at the University of Sydney as well as working part-time as a tutor, newspaper writer and broadcaster. He went on to earn a double doctorate at Oxford and established an international reputation as Reader in the Department of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy, University of London. He returned to Australia as Foundation Professor of Zoology and Comparative Physiology, Monash University, from 1961 until his death in 1967.
His records were donated to ASAP by his widow. Work on the collection began at her home, but insufficient funding was obtained to finish it at that time. Following the receipt of additional funding from the National Library of Australia to finalise the Marshall records, Rosanne Walker completed records processing. She then arranged for the transferral of the records to the National Library of Australia. The collection is 9.95 linear metres.