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Hurley, Desmond Eugene

Identifier: hurd


  • c. 1911 - 1949

Biographical / Historical

Hurley, Desmond Eugene, b. 1928

M.Sc. 1949, PhD. 1953 (Victoria) (Zoology)

Zoology: Demonstrator, 1949-52

Later, joint author with Harry Orsman of 'Dictionary of Kiwi-isms' and 'Beaut little book of Kiwi slang (1994) and editor of 'A dictionary of New Zealand political quotations' (2000).

Allowed digital copies to be made from a photograph album, 2004-5.


1 linear_centimeters (2 CDs located material of 2006-008 unknown container, can't find 2/8/2019)

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