Biographical entry Barnard, Charles Ashmale (1867 - 1942)
- 24 July 1942
- Farmer and Ornithologist
Charles Ashmale Barnard was a farmer and keen amateur ornithologist, who was a collector of birdskins.
Born Tasmania, 1867. Died Coomooboolaroo Station, Duaringa, Queensland, 24 July 1942. President, Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union 1922-23. His collection of birdskins passed into the collection of G.M. Mathews. Member of the Duaringa Shire Council for 5 years and president for a considerable period.
The Barnards were all naturalists. The father, George (1830-1894), specialised in lepidoptera and coleoptera. Charles and his brothers Ernest and Harry (1869-1966) were interested in ornithology, Harry being a collector for H. L. White. His brother Wilfred (1870-?) took up entomology and formed one of the finest collections of Australian butterflies and moths, which he bequeathed to the Queensland Museum. His sister, Mabel Theodora Hobler (?-1925) was a lepidopterist, her collection ultimately passing to the Tring Museum.
- Ingram, Glen, 'Barnard, Henry Greensill (Harry) (1869-1966)', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 13, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1993, pp. 114-116. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A130139b.htm. Details
- 'Barnard, Charles Ashmall (1867-1942)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1468763. Details
- Robin, Libby, The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2001, 492 pp. Details
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