Oswald Bertram Lower

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Oswald Bertram Lower (born 1863 in Adelaide, South Australia — died 18 March 1925 in Wayville, South Australia) [1] was an Australian chemist and pharmacist who is best known for his contributions to entomology, in particular butterflies and moths. [2]

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South Australia State of Australia

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  1. "The Barrier Miner - In Memoriam". The Barrier Miner. 18 March 1926. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  2. "Lower, Oswald Bertram (1863 - 1925)". Encyclopedia of Australian Science . Retrieved 11 November 2011.