Idling in green places: a life of Alec Chisholm

McGregor, Russell (2019) Idling in green places: a life of Alec Chisholm. Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne.

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Abstract

Alec Chisholm inspired Australians to see nature anew. His Mateship with Birds, published in 1922, is a classic of nature writing, and until his death in 1977 he urged his compatriots to cherish the natural world as their national heritage. Chisholm was a pioneer conservationist, a leading ornithologist, and much else besides. He earned renown – and some controversy – as a journalist, biographer, historian and encyclopaedia editor. Idling in Green Places is the first full biography of this intriguing and influential Australian.

Item ID: 60474
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-1-925801-99-6
Keywords: natural history; ornithology; biography; Australian history; Australian Encyclopaedia; nationalism
Copyright Information: © 2019 Russell McGregor
Funders: State Library of New South Wales
Projects and Grants: David Scott Mitchell Fellowship
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2020 05:59
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 50%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210304 Biography @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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