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Watson, Ina Maud (1909 - 1992)

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Natural history photographer and Ornithologist
Ina Maud Watson worked professionally in the radiology department of St Andrews Hospital and as Publicity Officer for the Fisheries and Wildlife Department in Victoria, but all her spare time was devoted to birds. She was an excellent field observer and photographer. Watson contributed both photographs and text to a number of nature journals, in particular Wild Life, and Monthly Notes (Bird Observers' Club, Melbourne). She published natural history stories for children including Silvertail: The Story of a Lyrebird (1946).

Career Highlights

c. 1930 - 1957Managing Secretary at the Melbourne Radiological Clinic
1931Associate of the Australian Institute of Accountants
1947 - 1948First female President of the Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria
1950 - 1952Editor of The Victorian Naturalist
1957 - 1967Information Officer at the Fisheries and Wildlife Department
1959Associate of the Public Relations Institute


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 20 April 2001
Modified: 25 May 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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