Who is this Australian ornithologist - Sir Hubert Wilkins

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Subject: Who is this Australian ornithologist - Sir Hubert Wilkins
From: George Appleby <>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2015 04:56:43 +0000
Hello all.

There is a fair bit about the mainly unsung Hubert Wilkins around but it does 
take some digging.  Dick Smith was a champion of him for a long time and funded 
and promoted related expeditions through Australian Geographic, so there are 
probably numerous articles about HW in the AG magazine.  Otherwise there are a 
couple of books that are probably in libraries or available second hand.  The 
one most likely to be of interest to Birding-ausers is Undiscovered Australia 
which started with a search for the Paradise Parrot in drought struck and 
Prickly Pear infested southern Queensland and ranging on collecting trips for 
fauna in tropical northern Australia.  Owing to the support of the US, HW's 
papers are held (last time I checked) at the University of Ohio; this material 
would be a fascinating read if only a bit closer to Australia.

My interest?  Initially as HW was my great great uncle.


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