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Biographical entry Butler, Arthur Larchin (1862? - 1945)

Born
1862?
Tasmania, Australia
Died
6 June 1945
Occupation
Ornithologist

Summary

Arthur Butler was a leading field ornithologist in Tasmania and a valued member of the Animals and Birds Protection Board, where he emphasised the economic value of birds.

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Born ca 1862. Died Sandy Bay, Tasmania, 6 June 1945. A leading field ornithologist in Tasmania. Lectured to natural history societies, helped materially in framing regulations for bird protection. Valued member of the Animals and Birds Protection Board, where he emphasised the economic value of birds. Foundation member, Australasian Ornithologists Union 1901, president 1937-38. Several of the skins and eggs he collected were placed in the Tasmanian Museum. Tagged all the Scrub Tit nesting places in the bush around his cottage on the slopes of Mount Wellington, Hobart. Foundation member, Tasmanian Field Naturalists' Club 1904; member, Royal Society of Tasmania 1925 until his death.

Events

1904 -
Career position - Foundation Member, Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club
1907
Career position - Vice-President, Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club
1910
Career position - Foundation Member, Australasian Ornithologists Union
1910 - 1912
Career position - President, Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club
1912 - 1913
Career position - Vice-President, Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club
1913 - 1920
Career position - Member of Committee, Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club
1925 - 1945
Career position - Member, Royal Society of Tasmania
1937 - 1938
Career position - President, Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union

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See also

  • Fenton, Janet, A century afield: a history of the Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club (Hobart, Tasmania: Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club, 2004), 168 pp. Details
  • Robin, Libby, The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2001), 492 pp. Details

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