Ken Simpson

To: "'David Clark'" <>, "'brian fleming'" <>
Subject: Ken Simpson
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:30:51 +0930
Very sad indeed. I knew Ken Quite well and met him a couple of times, out
birding of course.

Tony Russell.

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David Clark
Sent: Friday, 11 July 2014 9:51 PM
To: brian fleming
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Subject: Ken Simpson

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



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
>      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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