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Biographical entry Milligan, Alexander William (1858 - 1921)

Born
1858
Sulky Gully, near Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Died
30 March 1921
Occupation
Natural history collector and Ornithologist

Summary

Alexander William Milligan was Honorary Consulting Ornithologist to the Western Australian Museum 1901-1908 (?). He was a member of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union Checklist Committee that produced the first Official Check-list of the Birds of Australia (1912).

Details

Born Sulky Gully, near Ballarat, Victoria 1858. Died St Kilda, Victoria, 30 March 1921. Educated at Guildford, near Castlemaine. Moved to Western Australia in 1897 and appointed temporary accountant, Department of Lands and Surveys; clerk, firm of legal practitioners in Perth; Honorary Consulting Ornithologist to the Western Australian Museum from 1901; travelled extensively in south western Australia, collecting; legal firm, Victoria from 1908. Foundation member, Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union 1901, member of Checklist Committee that produced the first Official Check-list of the Birds of Australia, adopted at Launceston, 19th November 1912, with report. A number of birds were named after him by G.M. Mathews (q.v.).

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See also

  • 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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