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Biographical entry Roberts, Noel Lee (1890 - 1967)

28 August 1890
New Zealand
6 December 1967
Journalist and Ornithologist


Noel Roberts was interested in ornithology and arachnology, associations between birds and insects and spiders, and observations on certain aspects of bird behaviour such as injury-feigning.


Born New Zealand, 28 August 1890. Died Sydney, 6 December 1967. Grew up in Wales and migrated to Australia as a young man. Worked for newspapers and periodicals in Queensland and New South Wales, including The Land, a weekly journal published in Sydney. He worked both as a journalist (mainly on rural topics) and on the business side. President, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 1943-44.

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituaries: Sir Eric Woodward; Noel Lee Roberts; Roy Bell, 1882-1966; Barbara Blanche Dew', Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 88 (1967), 15-22. Details
  • Hickman, V. V., 'Obituary: Noel Lee Roberts, 1890-1967 [bibliography]', Journal of the Entomological Society of Australia (New South Wales Branch), 4 (1967), 43-44. Details


See also

  • 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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