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Wilson, Stephen James (Steve) (1912 - )

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Ornithologist and Public servant
Born: 10 June 1912  Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Stephen James (Steve) Wilson is a keen amateur ornithologist. He took out a banding licence in 1960 for his son who, at 15, was too young to get a licence. From 1961-82 he conducted field work every weekend with young volunteers in banding surveys of birds in various sites in the ACT, principally the Brindabellas, the Australian National Botanic Gardens and Lake George.

Career Highlights
Born Richmond, Victoria, 10 June 1912. OAM for his contribution to ornithological research, bird banding and the community. Educated St. Patrick's College, Ballarat. War service in Royal Australian Air Force; Department of the Navy 1946-71, retiring as head of the naval personnel branch. Instrumental in forming the Canberra Ornithologists Group and long-time committee member; now an Honorary Life Member. Wrote Birds of the ACT: Two Centuries of Change, published by the Canberra Ornithologists Group in 1999.

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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