1981 SF9. Discovered 1981 Sept. 26 by M. P. Candy at Bickley.

Named in honor of Harold Burnham Curlewis (18741960), government astronomer for Western Australia during 1912-1940 and second director of the Perth Observatory. Because of severe funding cuts, he was sometimes the observatory's only employee, but he managed to keep the observatory operational during the severe years of the depression. His 38 years of continuous service remain the longest of any employee of the Perth Observatory. (M 27734)

Name suggested and citation provided by J. Biggs and P. Birch.

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