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Biographical entry Mees, Gerlof F.

Biologist and Ornithologist


Gerlof Mees was Curator of Vertebrates (particularly birds and fish) at the Western Australian Museum 1958-1963.


Born Holland. Grew up in the East Indies. Ichthyologist, Holland ? to 1958; Curator of Vertebrates (particularly birds and fish), Western Australian Museum 1958-63; curator of Birds, Leiden Museum 1963-retirement; returned to Australia ca 1991. Has a particular interest in Zosterops (Silvereyes), and has visited Norfolk Island twice to study them there, including sighting one which is now extinct.

Archival resources

Western Australian Museum

  • G.F. Mees - Records, 1958 - 1961; Western Australian Museum. Details

Published resources


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

McCarthy, G.J. & Rosanne Walker