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Biographical entry Watson, Ina Maud (1909 - 1992)

Born
1909
Died
1992
Occupation
Natural history photographer and Ornithologist

Summary

Ina Maud Watson worked professionally in the radiology department of St Andrews Hospital and as Publicity Officer for the Fisheries and Wildlife Department in Victoria, but all her spare time was devoted to birds. She was an excellent field observer and photographer. Watson contributed both photographs and text to a number of nature journals, in particular Wild Life, and Monthly Notes (Bird Observers' Club, Melbourne). She published natural history stories for children including Silvertail: The Story of a Lyrebird (1946).

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Events

c. 1930 - 1957
Career position - Managing Secretary at the Melbourne Radiological Clinic
1931
Career position - Associate of the Australian Institute of Accountants
1947 - 1948
Career position - First female President of the Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria
1950 - 1952
Career position - Editor of The Victorian Naturalist
1957 - 1967
Career position - Information Officer at the Fisheries and Wildlife Department
1959
Career position - Associate of the Public Relations Institute

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Online Resources

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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