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Biographical entry Hindwood, Keith Alfred (1904 - 1971)

Born
3 July 1904
Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia
Died
18 March 1971
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Ornithologist and Company director

Summary

Keith Alfred Hindwood was an Honorary Ornithologist with the Australian Museum, Sydney, published several books on Australian birds and was President of the RAOU 1944 -1946. In his lifetime he contributed more material to The Emu than anyone else. He had a particular interest in the rock warbler.

Details

Born Willoughby, New South Wales, 3 July 1904. Died Sydney, 18 March 1971. Educated North Sydney Public School. Owner of a wholesale stationery, office supplies and printing business 1928-70. Photographs of natural history subjects published in the Sydney Mail 1928-37; wrote a column, 'Nature Notes and Studies', in the Land newspaper 1931-32, under the pseudonym 'Oriole'. Honorary ornithologist (later research associate), Australian Museum,1930-71. Corresponding Fellow, American Ornithologists' Union 1938; Fellow, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 1950; Fellow, Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union 1951; Australian Natural History medallion 1959. Life member, Gould League of Bird Lovers of New South Wales from 1931; president, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 1939; president, Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union 1944-46. Wrote a large number of articles and a number of books on birds, as well as articles on pioneer naturalists and early colonial artists.

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Archival resources

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

  • Keith Alfred Hindwood - Records, 1930 - 1971, ML MSS 2364; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary: Keith Alfred Hindwood (1904-1971) [includes bibliography]', Australian Zoologist, vol. 16, no. 2, 1971, pp. 37-42. Details
  • Hindwood, K. A., 'A Historic Diary. The Journal of the Voyage of the Lady Penrhyn 1787-1789. By Surgeon Bowes and its relation to contemporary Ornithological Literarure', Emu, vol. 32, 1932, pp. 17-29. Details
  • Hindwood, K. A., 'The Letters of Edwin C. Prince to John Gould in Australia.', Emu, vol. 38, 1938. Details
  • Hindwood, K. A., 'Some Gouldian Letters', Emu, vol. 38, 1938. Details
  • Hindwood, K. A., 'Mrs. Gould', Emu, vol. 38, 1938. Details
  • Hindwood, K. A., 'John Gould in Australia.', Emu, vol. 38, 1938. Details
  • Hindwood, K. A., 'Naturalist's Pocket Magazine, 1798-1803', Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, vol. 87, 1966, pp. 25-27. Details
  • Hindwood, K. A., 'Gracius Joseph Broinowski: His Books and his Prospectuses', Australian Zoologist, vol. 13, no. 4, 1966, pp. 357-369. 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