Caught and Coloured: Zoology Illustrations from Colonial Victoria

McCoy Timeline

c. 1823  
  • Born in Dublin (exact year of birth uncertain), second son of Dr. Simon McCoy, physician and professor of materia medica, Queen’s College, Galway.
  • First paper published in Magazine of Natural History: ‘Remarks on Mr Eyton’s arrangement of the Gulls.’
  • Arranged collections of the Museum of the Geological Society of Dublin and became a member of that Society.
c. 1840
  • Engaged by Sir Richard Griffith to determine fossils collected by Griffith and the staff of the Boundary Survey for a Geological Map of Ireland.


Reproduced from The Victorian Naturalist, Volume 118 (5), 2001, McCoy Special Issue Part One.