Re: [cog-l] Dick Schodde on the Mathews Collection at the National Libr

Subject: Re: [cog-l] Dick Schodde on the Mathews Collection at the National Library of Aus
From: Kenneth Er <>
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000 16:48:14 +0800
For those who are interested, there are a few papers related to Matthews and 
birds in Canberra. The references are as follows:

Mathews, G.M. (1943). Birds of the Australian Capital Territory. Leaflet No. 
53, Commonwealth Forestry Bureau, Canberra (available at the National Library 
in the Matthews Collection)

Hermes, N. (1982). Historical records of birds in the southern highlands 
series. Parts 1, 2, and 3. Canberra Bird Notes, 7, 45-46; 66-67; 89-90 (Part 1 
is especially interesting as it addresses the statement made by Calaby in Frith 
(1969) "Birds of the Australian High Country" that Mathews did little or not 
field work in the ACT and based his bird list on guesswork!!!!)

Veerman, P (1986). Canberra bird list of 1943. Canberra Bird Notes, 11, 125-127.



David McDonald wrote:

> The Feb 2000 issue of the National Library of Australia News has a
> beautiful colour illustration of King Parrots from Mathews' Birds of
> Australia' on its cover, and features an article by Dick Schodde: 'The
> Mathews Collection and the Birds of Australia', which 'explains how
> Mathews' library is now helping to resolve the chaos he [Mathews not
> Schodde!] created during his career'.  It is online at:
>  .
> David
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