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Corporate entry Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union (1901 - 1990s)

Hawthorn East, Victoria, Australia
Association and Society or membership organisation
Hawthorn East, Victoria


The Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union was established in 1901 for the purpose studying, conserving and enjoying Australia's native birds. The Union changed its name in the 1990s, becoming Birds Australia.


 1901 - 1990s Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union
       1990s - Birds Australia

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Robin, Libby, 'Conservation Through Knowledge: a Short History of the First National Ornithologists' Society in Australia', in Davis, William E., Recher, Harry F. and Boles, Walter E. (eds), Contributions to the History of Australasian Ornithology, volume 2, Nuttall Ornithological Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2012, pp. 1-49. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'RAOU Fellows: Citations', The Emu, vol. 74, no. 4, October, p. 259. Details
  • Dillon, P. J. and Jones, E. L., ''The Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union Archive as a Source for the History of Science and the History of the Environment', La Trobe Library Journal, vol. 10, no. 38, 1986, pp. 29-32. Details


  • Wallace, Ray, 'A Body in Twain: the Royal Australasian Ornithological Union and the Events of 1969', MA thesis, University of Melbourne, 1990. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Nixon, C. E. V., 'McGill, Arnold Robert (1905-1988), Ornithologist and Businessman', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, 2012, pp. 74-5. Details

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