Author Rook, Dorothy

Title Ornithology journal : Flinders Island, 1959-1962 / Dorothy Rook
Published 1958-1962


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 ADPML SPC  598.0994 Roo/Omj *  LIB USE ONLY
Description 208 pages ; 26 cm
regular print
Summary The first entry of this diary by Dorothy Rook was on the 23rd March 1958 in England. She then embarked from Southampton for Melbourne in September 1959, keeping a detailed record of all bird sightings en route with location and descriptions noted. Her Australian diary begins on 1st January 1960 by which time she records that she has seen 66 native bird species despite not doing 'as much bird-watching as I should since I came to Australia'. The journal covers her field work on Flinders Island and other locations in Bass Strait, in Cassilis, Central West New South Wales and in Western Australia where she worked alongside renowned Australian naturalists Dominic and Vincent Serventy
Notes A hardcovered lined exercise book. Title is handwritten by pencil on t.p
Bookseller' s title: An ornithologist's manuscript journal: Bass Strait, New South Wales, Western Australia, 1959-1962
With: A list of the birds of Cassilis, N.S.W. (2 pages) a handwritten poem: Evening at Donga (2 pages) and a story titled "The kangaroo family" in which Dorothy Rook is reminiscing about her time in Western Australia where she met a "Mrs Lewis and the wild kangaroos she had trained to come for food."
Subject Rook, Dorothy
Serventy, Vincent, 1925-
Serventy, D. L. (Dominic Louis), 1904-1988.
Ornithology -- Australia.
Ornithologists -- Diaries.
Genre/Form Diaries.
Other Titles Ornithologist's manuscript journal: Bass Strait, New South Wales, Western Australia, 1959-1962