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Biographical entry Sault, Thomas Henry (Tom) (1922 - 2008)


26 July 1922
Eildon, Victoria, Australia
10 September 2008
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
Cabinet maker and Naturalist


Tom Sault was a cabinet maker by trade but a naturalist in inclination. He joined the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria in 1962, immersing himself in several of its special interest groups. For over 45 years he was a stalwart of the Club, serving several terms on Council and as President 1970 - 1972. In particular he played a central role on the activities of the Fauna Survey Group where his knowledge of coastal heathlands and the area around Eildon came to the fore. After retiring Sault moved to the Morning Peninsula and became involved in a number of local naturalists' and conservation groups. His extensive knowledge of the Peninsula's flora, fauna and geology was complied into The Mornington Peninsula through the eye of a naturalist (2003).



1970 - 1973
Career position - President, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
Life event - Retired
Award - Honorary Life Member, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
Award - Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the community of the Mornington Peninsula, particularly through the promotion and protection of the natural environment

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  • Bewsher, Sally, 'Thomas Henry Sault OAM, 26 July 1922-10 September 2008', Victorian Naturalist , vol. 126, no. 3, 2009, pp. 112-113. Details

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