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A monument commemorates Ichthyologist and Entomologist, Allan McCulloch.

Allan Riverstone McCulloch was regarded as one of the most accurate and talented systemic ichthyologists of his time. In 1906 McCulloch was appointed head of the vertebrates section at the Australian Museum, Sydney. Throughout his twenty-seven year career at the Museum, McCulloch went on several other expeditions where he collected insects and other creatures, as well as fish. His collections took place in New South Wales, the Great Barrier Reef and many of the islands off the Queensland coast, and at many Pacific Islands.

He also wrote numerous articles for the Museum`s Records and other journals such as the Australian Zoologist. In the latter journal he published the Check-list of the fish and fish-like animals of New South Wales (1919) which was later re-issued as the Australian Zoological Handbook No 1 (1922). McCulloch was also a talented photographer and draughtsman who contributed illustrations to several other publications. McCulloch spent much of his time recovering from ill health on Lord Howe Island. He was found dead in his room at the Colonial Hotel, Honolulu, on 1 September 1925 with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His ashes were interred in a tall granite column on Flagstaff Hill on his beloved Lord Howe Island. 


Address:Lagoon Road , Flagstaff Hill, Signal Point, Lord Howe Island, 2898
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.524707
Long: 159.059785
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

In memory of Allan Riverstone McCulloch


1885 - 1925.

Erected by friends & fellow workers.

Source: MA,ADB
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