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How colonial violence in Tasmania helped build scientists' reputations and prestigious museum collections

By Jack Ashby, Assistant Director of the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge, University of Cambridge
We might imagine that scientists gain recognition thanks to the ideas they generate and the knowledge they contribute to our understanding of the world, earned through careers of diligent research. But not everyone takes this route.

When Tasmanian solicitor Morton Allport died in 1878, his obituary described him as the “the foremost scientist in the colony”. My…The Conversation

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