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Biographical entry MacGillivray, Ian Hamilton (1899 - 1951)

Hamilton, Victoria, Australia
22 March 1951
Physician and Ornithologist


Ian MacGillivray was a medical practitioner at Broken Hill and Murwillumbah. He was a keen amateur ornithologist.


Born Hamilton, Victoria, ca 1899. Died Cudgera, near Murwillumbah, New South Wales, 22 March 1951. Educated University of Melbourne. Medical studies, England; medical practitioner, Broken Hill (with his father, W.D.K. MacGillivray, q.v.) to 1939; medical practitioner, Murwillumbah 1939-51; major, Australian Army Medical Corps during World War II. Collecting expedition in North Queensland 1913, with his father, J.A. Kershaw and W. McLennan (q.v.). Keen ornithologist, who wrote a number of articles and paragraphs on various phases of bird-life.

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  • 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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