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Biographical entry Newman, Oliver Michael Griffiths (1941 - )

31 March 1941
United Kingdom
Metallurgist and Ornithologist


Oliver Michael G. Newman joined EZ (now Pasminco) in 1971 and has been manager, Hydrometallurgical Processing, Pasminco Research Centre since 1993. He is also a keen amateur ornithologist who has been active in wader counts and banding in the Derwent Estuary and has been involved in a study of breeding biology of Pied Oystercatchers in South-east Tasmania 1977 to date.


Born United Kingdom, 31 March 1941. Educated Nottingham (BSc 1963, PhD 1967). Postdoctoral research, University of Queensland 1968-71; Senior Principal Research Officer, EZ (now Pasminco), Tasmania from 1971; Manager, Technical Improvement, Electrolytic Zinc Plant; Manager, Hydrometallurgical Processing, Pasminco Research Centre 1993 to date. Editor, Tasmanian Bird Report (Bird Observers' Association of Tasmania (BOAT)) 1971-77, president, BOAT 1975-77; Regional Organiser for Tasmania, first Atlas of Australian Birds 1977-81, Atlas Steering Committee for Second Atlas; RAOU Council 1982-88, 1999-date, Vice-President 1986-88, Chair, Research Committee 1995 to date.

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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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