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Biographical entry Hoskin, Ernest Sydney (1914 - 2009)

27 December 1914
North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
14 July 2009
Artist and Ornithologist


Ernest Hoskin set up the 'Keith Hindwood Memorial Bird Recording Service' after Hindwood's death in 1971. As manager, his role was to keep Hindwood's field records up to date.


Born North Sydney, 27 December 1914. AO June 1999 for ornithology of the Sydney region. Associated with the building trade. Art adviser for Birds (Gould League Bird Watchers' Club) 1966-70. After Keith Hindwood's death, set up the 'Keith Hindwood Memorial Bird Recording Service', in which he worked as manager, keeping Hindwood's field records up to date and in 1991 producing an updated version of The Birds of Sydney, County of Cumberland, New South Wales, 1770-1989.

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  • 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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