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Biographical entry Brown, Arthur Graham (Graham) (1919 - 1982)

22 April 1919
Warminster, England
3 January 1982
Physician and Ornithologist


Graham Brown was elected president of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union in 1969, immediately after a Review Committee had made recommendations for marked changes and these changes were being implemented. That the RAOU came through this period so well says much about his leadership qualities.


Born Warminster, England 22 April, 1919. Died Heathcote Junction, Victoria, 3 January 1982. Arrived Australia 1919. Educated Christ's College, Cambridge (BA 1940) and at Middlesex Hospital, London 1940-45. MRCS (England), LRCP (London). Medical practitioner, Colac from ca 1946, Honorary Associate in Ornithology, National Museum of Victoria from 1968. Founder and first president, Colac Field Naturalists' Club 1956; president, Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union 1969-72; council member, Royal Society of Victoria 1970-74. Made long ornithological field trip to north-west Australia 1959, round Australia for three months 1962 and to the centre and north-west for three months 1967. These trips provided a great deal of field experience with northern and inland birds and he donated a number of the specimens from which he had made research skins in the field to the National Museum of Victoria.

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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

Rosanne Walker