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Born
3 June 1915
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Died
28 May 1990
Occupation
Zoologist and Conservationist

Summary

Alfred Dunbavin Butcher was Director of Fisheries and Wildlife Victoria 1949-73. He was involved in a number of conservation activities.

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Born Geelong, 3 June 1915. Died 1992. CMG 1978; AO 1987. Educated University of Melbourne. Biologist, Fisheries and Game Department 1941-47; Chief Inspector, Fisheries and Wildlife Victoria 1947-49, Director 1949-73; Deputy Director of Conservation Victoria 1973-78. State Executive, CSIRO 1964-78; President, Royal Society of Victoria 1971-72; Trustee, World Wildlife Fund (Australia) 1979-84; Chairman, Zoological Board of Victoria 1947- .

Errata: Death date erroneously published as 1992, confirmed as 1990 and altered in this record on 11 October 2000.

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Archival resources

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Alfred Dunbavin Butcher - Records, MS 13595; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

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Book Sections

  • Butcher, A. Dunbavin, 'Le Souef, Albert Sherbourne (1877-1951)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 78-80. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100075b.htm. Details
  • Lake, P. S., 'Butcher, Alfred Dunbavin (1915-1990), Biologist', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 17, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2007, pp. 171-172. Details

Journal Articles

  • Anderson, Fay, 'A.D. Butcher: A Man for all Seasons', Australasian Science, vol. 19, no. 4, 1998, p. 56. Details

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Spry, H.