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Biographical entry Fitzherbert, Julie Catherine

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Conservationist and Ornithologist
Alternative Names
  • Fitzherbert, Kate


Kate Fitzherbert works for Birds Australia as a fundraiser. Her major interests are in working for habitat protection through purchase of habitat reserves, encouraging community involvement in conservation and monitoring, and growing environmental awareness in rural communities.


Born Melbourne. Educated Monash University (BSc (Hons) 1978, PhD 1985). Research officer, RAOU 1985-56; managing editor, Handbook of the Birds of Australia, New Zealand and the Antarctic (HANZAB) 1986-87; maternity leave 1987-94, during which time she spent two years in NT working with endangered species, wrote and edited for HANZAB and participated in the writing of Threatened and Extinct Birds of Australia; Bequest Officer, RAOU 1994; first ranger, Birds Australia Gluepot Reserve 1997; Supporter Services Coordinator, Birds Australia 1998 to date. She is the wife of David Baker-Gabb (qv).

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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