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Lantern slides showing photographs of birds and other flora and fauna in Australia

 Collection

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Comprises glass slides

Dates

  • [c. 1920s]

Extent

0.46 Linear metres (7 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 15664 Photogr. 1].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 15664 Photogr. 1-7

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15664

Overview

Lantern slides showing photographs of birds and other flora and fauna in Australia mostly by Charles Leslie Barrett and David W. Gaukrodger or from Natural History books

Biographical / Historical

David W. Gaukrodger (c. 1865-1933) was born in New Zealand, and came to Australia as a young man where he worked on various cattle stations. He moved to Brisbane in 1926, where he lived for the remainder of his life, and was a director of the Union Trustee Co. of Australia. He was a recognised authority in birds and wrote many articles on the subject, and his photographs of birds were used in a number of journals.

Charles Leslie Barrett (1879-1959) was a naturalist and journalist. He was born in Hawthorn, Victoria. He wrote on natural history for the Melbourne newspaper The Herald, was associated with the Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria and the Entomological Society of Victoria, a founder member of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union, assistant editor of Emu (1910-1916) and was a fellow of the Royal Zoological Society of London. In the First World War he served in Egypt in the Australian Imperial Force's Camel Brigade Field Ambulance. After the war he travelled widely through Australia and published numerous books on natural history, and during the Second World War he visited troops in Northern Australia and New Guinea, giving lectures on practical bush lore. He died in Melbourne

Arrangement

Arranged as found

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.
Title
Catalogue of lantern slides showing photographs of birds and other flora and fauna in Australia
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Francesca Alves
Date
2019
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom