Monday 11th Sep 2017 at 7.30pm -
Fairy Meadow Community Hall, Corner of Cambridge Avenue & Princes H’way Fairy Meadow.
Featuring a presentation by Walter Boles -
'The Australian Museum Bird Collection - the early years'.
At the formation of the Australian Museum in 1827, ornithology, or at least the collection of bird specimens for exhibition, was a primary occupation of the institution. Collection development was a rather piecemeal activity until G. Krefft, and later E. P. Ramsay and A. J. North, adopted a more scientific approach, obtaining specimens for research. From these beginnings, the Museum’s collection has developed into a major scientific resource.
Please bring a plate of ‘goodies’ and a mug for supper after the meeting.