I am curious what interest there is in these. I also I have a
complete set of Bird Observer magazines going back to 1970, plus all the RAOU
newsletters / Wingspan and Australian Birdlife since 1978, plus complete set of
Emu 1969 to 2009, all the Australian Bird Watcher / Aust Field Ornithology. Plus
Canberra Bird Notes and COG newsletters 1970 to present, Several years of
Sunbird, Australian Aviculture, Birds of the world magazines, etc…….. All or
nearly all in very good condition. That is a bit over three metres of book shelf
space, plus about 3 archive boxes.
[ On Behalf Of Ross
Sent: Sunday, 28 June, 2020 11:53 AM
To: 'Dave Torr'; 'birding-aus'
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] [Advert] Wingspan and Bird Observer Magazines
If there are any real keen collectors I have a complete set
of Bird Observer magazines going back to 1968. That and a few spare Wingspans
and Australian Birdlife magazines, and an unbroken set of the Victorian
Naturalist (journal of the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria) from 1968 to
I would love for the FNCV and Birdlife Australia to take
them off my hands, or anyone else who has an interest. They belonged to my Dad
who is now in dementia care.
He also had an enormous collection of Australian Plants
magazines which are in Swan Hill still, all in beautiful green folders with
gold lettering. My Dad was a rare breed in the Field Naturalists in being both
an excellent birdo and an extraordinary amateur botanist. I doubt there was
anyone who could rival his knowledge of the identification and distribution of
the plants of northwestern Victoria.
Birding-Aus <> On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Sunday, 28 June 2020 9:22 AM
To: birding-aus <>
Subject: [Birding-Aus] [Advert] Wingspan and Bird Observer Magazines -
Bird Observer (the old BOCA
magazine) from Oct 2003 to the end - also some from 1997-1999
Australia magazine) from 1992 to the end.
Pretty good condition - maybe
one or two gaps I guess.
I live in Werribee so any
"locals" could collect on the way to the WTP (when it re-opens!) -
for others I suspect the postage would be quite expensive.....