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Biographical entry Trebilcock, Richard Ernest (1880 - 1976)

30 June 1880
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
2 June 1976
Kerang, Victoria, Australia


Richard Trebilcock accompanied R.E. Hall (q.v.) to the Lena River Delta, Siberia in 1903 as taxidermist and photographer. They reached one of the breeding grounds of the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata, where they saw chicks and collected a female, about 50 years before this breeding ground was officially announced by Russian ornithologist K.A. Vorobiev.


Born Ballarat, 30 June 1880. Died Kerang, 2 June 1976. Educated University of Melbourne (law). Law practice, Kerang; war service during World War I; Lieutenant-Colonel, Home Service during World War II. Military Cross.

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