Ken Simpson

To: brian fleming <>, "" <>
Subject: Ken Simpson
From: Kev Lobotomi <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:19:22 +1000
Hi everyone
I am also very sad to learn of his death. I worked on the original edition of 
Simpson & Day & found him to be a very & nice generous man & getting involved 
with that field guide was one of the greatest things I ever achieved, & it was 
mainly through his encouragement and help.  So many people have that field 
guide in their possession & it's helped many people identify birds & hopefully 
encourage the conservation of birds. His influence is very large & he will be 
missed. Condolences to his family & to all around him & knew him.-Kevin Bartram

> Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:05:01 +1000
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> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Ken Simpson
>      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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