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Biographical entry Cameron, Margaret Alison (1937 - )


10 September 1937
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Librarian and Ornithologist


Margaret Cameron was foundation University Librarian at Deakin University 1977-1996 and Pro Vice-Chancellor 1986-1990. She is a keen ornithologist, being an expert at bird identification in the field and a competent bander and counter of birds. She has taken an active role in the Victorian Wader Studies Group and with BATH (Birders Aiding the Handbook).



1959 - 1962
Career position - Librarian at the Public Library of Queensland
1962 - 1963
Career position - Librarian at the Australian Reference Library in New York, USA
1964 - 1965
Career position - Thatcher Librarian at the University of Queensland
1965 - 1969
Career position - Librarian at Flinders University of South Australia
1969 - 1977
Career position - Reader Services Librarian at Macquarie University, New South Wales
1977 - 1996
Career position - Foundation University Librarian at Deakin University, Victoria
1980 - 1987
Career position - Editor of Geelong Naturalist
1986 - 1989
Career position - President of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union
1986 - 1990
Career position - Pro Vice-Chancellor at Deakin University, Victoria
Career position - Fellow of the Library Association of Australia
1987 - 1991
Career position - Chair of the Australian Biological Resources Study Advisory Committee
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
Career position - Fellow of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union
Award - Australian Natural History Medallion

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Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


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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