Ken Simpson

To: brian fleming <>
Subject: Ken Simpson
From: David Clark <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:20:40 +1000
Very sad news indeed!

I knew Ken in a very different context; his fieldwork on Aboriginal sites
in the area that was to be flooded by the construction of the Chowilla
Dam.  That's the Murray River floodplain around the Victoria-New South
Wales-South Australia borders.

He was a very good teacher, a very competent technician and a good person
to boot.



On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 9:05 PM, brian fleming <>

>     I am very sad to hear of the recent death of Ken Simpson, on Wed. 9th
> July. I first met him when we were both a lot younger, at a BOC study
> meeting - he was, I think, speaking about petrels and other sea-birds.
>      Most of us have a copy of Simpson and Day - mine has been well-used,
> and replaced at least once after some watery catastrophe.
> I also have "Birds in Bass Strait," an early book produced I think for
> BHP.  In 1998 he and Zoe Wilson produced "Birdwatching in Australia and New
> Zealand" - it's well worth finding a copy if you can.
>     I always found him very helpful with answers to my queries when I was
> a relative beginner, and later, until his birding days were interrupted by
> illness.
>    My sympathies and best wishes to Zoe.
> Anthea Fleming
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