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Frederick T H Smith
david taylor <>
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:25:22 +1000
I only ever met him on a couple of occasions as I moved away from Victoria many
years ago, but do know that from my earliest teenager years interested in birds
and on joining the Bird Observers Club hearing and reading of Mr Fred Smiths
knowledge and skill as a birdwatcher. I recall him leading a number of outings
in my early days of birding and being inspired by him and his knowledge.
I have read many an article penned by him.
No doubt the birding community has lost a champion.
On 19/06/2013, at 7:52 AM, John Barkla wrote:
> I wish to advise the birding community that in the early hours of this
> morning Fred Smith died peacefully in his sleep. Having reached ninety in
> March, Fred suffered a major stroke yesterday and did not re-awake. As many
> would be aware, he was amongst the best field observers of his generation
> and it was my very great pleasure to bird with him on a regular basis for
> more than forty years. I will miss his gentle sense of humour and will
> retain some wonderful memories of our times together with the birds.
> John Barkla
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