Thanks for that message and sorry to hear this.
For about 16 years, I have had a boomerang that he made, sitting over my bedroom
door, so I have a daily reminder of him (though of course, mostly it is just
there, not noticed). Although at one stage he told me he would prefer it to be
used, rather than be just a trophy. He made this as a prize (that I won) for a
feather identification contest that he ran at the BOCA easter camp at Balranald
in I think 1984. I had met him the first time on a trip with Richard Loyn
to Finley in January 1974 (when I was 17). He took us on a little boat into the
Barmah wetlands. It was a wonderful day. From what little I knew of him, he was
a kind, interesting, knowledgable and generous man. I have met him again at
various times on BOCA trips, since then.
John Nankervis <>
Saturday, 13 October 2001 10:01
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Peter
A short note to say that well known
Barham birding identity, Peter Disher, passed away yesterday one day
short of his 81st birthday. Just recently in conjunction with the
Barham Landcare Group he published Birds of the Barham District detailing
observations over the last 70 years. No doubt some people on this list
have come across Peter out there in the field.
I personally have spent a
lot of time with him in the field over the last 3-4 years and have gained
much form his wealth of knowledge. He will be sadly