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Biographical entry Serventy, Vincent Noel (1916 - 2007)

Born
6 January 1916
Armadale, Western Australia, Australia
Died
8 September 2007
Occupation
Naturalist, Author and Ornithologist

Summary

Vincent Serventy graduated from the University of Western Australia in both science and education. He later moved away from teaching into writing, lecturing and film making, and edited several naturalist magazines. Throughout his career he collaborated closely with his wife Carol Nee Darbyshire who edited much of his work and with whom he co-authored multiple books.

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Events

- 1941
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc), The University of Western Australia
- 1941
Education - Bachelor of Education (BEd), The University of Western Australia
1946 - 1947
Head - President, Western Australian Naturalists Club
1946 - 2007
Career position - Life Member, The Wildlife Preservation Society, Australia
1951
Head - President, Western Australian Naturalists Club
1955 - 1958
Career position - Science and Maths Lecturer, Claremont Teachers College, Western Australia
1958 - 1964
Career position - State Education Department, Western Australia
1965
Career event - Published The Australian Nature Trail
1966 - 1982
Career position - Editor, Wildlife Australia
1968
Career event - Published Australian Wild Life Conservation
1970
Life event - Moved to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1970
Career event - Published Australia: A Continent In Danger
1973
Head - President, The Wildlife Preservation Society, Australia
1974
Award - Natural History Medallion, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, Australia
1976
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM), for services to conservation and natural history, Commonwealth Government of Australia
1980
Award - Ritter Award, The Netherlands Government
1998
Award - Honorary Doctorate, Macquarie University, Australia

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Vincent Noel Serventy - Records, 1926 - 1972, MS 4655; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Vincent Noel Serventy - Records, 1972, DeB 582; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Serventy, Vincent, The Australian Nature Trail, Georgian House, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1965. Details
  • Serventy, Vincent, Australian Wildlife Conservation, Owner, Faye (Illustrator), Angus & Robertson, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1968. Details
  • Serventy, Vincent, Australia: A Continent in Danger, Ure Smith, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c.1966. Details
  • Serventy, Vincent and Serventy, Carol, Australian Wildlife, Rigby, Adelaide, South Australia, 1981. Details

Journal Articles

  • Anon, 'Vincent Noel Serventy 6 January 1916 - 8 September 2007', Western Australian Naturalist, vol. 26, no. 3, 2008, pp. 151-6. Details
  • Charlton, Lorna, 'Vincent Serventy: the Story of an Australian Icon', Landscope , vol. 24, no. 4, 2009, pp. 9-14. Details
  • Serventy, V., 'Conservation of Wildlife and the Environment', BHP Journal, vol. 1, no. 80, 1980, pp. 24-33. Details

Newspaper Articles

  • Stephens, Tony, 'Obituary - Green before movement became fashionable', The Age, 18 September 2007. Details

Online Resources

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