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William Frank Ellis
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1928
End Date:
22 Feb 2015
William Frank Ellis OBE was born in Hobart in 1928. After matriculating at the Friends School he studied physics at the University of Tasmania. He taught and did laboratory work there before moving to Launceston. In 1951 he was appointed as an anthropologist at the Queen Victoria Museum. In 1953 he became the Deputy Director and in 1955 the Director. He resigned from this position in February 1978 when he was appointed as Director of the West Australian Art Gallery. His next appointment, in August 1986, was as the Director of the Burnie Art Gallery.
W F Ellis was affiliated with many museum organisations and was editor and contributor to anthropological and historical research.
Information Sources:
Launceston Library biography and newsclipping files (Ellis & Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery - staff)
Functions Performed:
Arts and culture
Series Created By Agency:
LMSS395 Research Papers and Publication relating to John Helder Wedge25 Nov 195731 Dec 1962