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Biographical entry Le Souef, Albert Sherbourne (1877 - 1951)

Born
30 January 1877
Royal Park, Victoria, Australia
Died
31 March 1951
Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Zoologist and Ornithologist

Summary

Albert Sherbourne Le Souëf was Director of the Zoological Gardens, Moore Park, Sydney 1903-1916, and the Taronga Zoological Park, Sydney from 1916-1939. He was also Secretary and later Assistant Director of the Melbourne Zoological Gardens 1896-1903.

Details

Born Royal Park, Melbourne, 30 January 1877. Died Mosman, Sydney, 31 March 1951. Educated Veterinary College, Melbourne. Secretary, Zoological Gardens, Melbourne 1896-1902, Assistant Director on the death of his father, Albert Alexander Cochrane Le Souëf (q.v.) from 1902-03; Director, Zoological Gardens, Moore Park, Sydney 1903-16, and the Taronga Zoological Park, Sydney 1916-39, the planning and development of the grounds of which he supervised, as the first director. Council, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales for 50 years, President 1943-44. With Harry J. Burrell, wrote The Wild Animals of Australasia (1926). Lectured frequently and travelled widely, collecting animals and establishing contacts. Life member, Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union 1945.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Albert Sherbourne Le Souef - Records, 1914 - 1929; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Le Souëf Family Archives - Records, MS 13490; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Zoological Parks Board of NSW

  • Albert Sherbourne Le Souef - Records, 1916 - 1939; Zoological Parks Board of NSW. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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See also

  • Robin, Libby, The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2001, 492 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J. & Rosanne Walker