An oologist at Tinaroo: Sid Jackson’s 1908 expedition to north Queensland

McGregor, Russell (2022) An oologist at Tinaroo: Sid Jackson’s 1908 expedition to north Queensland. North Queensland Naturalist, 52. pp. 19-33.

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Sid Jackson (1873-1946) was once renowned as a field ornithologist and collector. Beyond his attainments in those domains, he is exceptionally interesting from an historical perspective for the meticulousness with which he recorded not only his ornithological activities but also his subjective state while carrying them out. His diaries offer a window onto the world of a field worker of a bygone age, through which we can glimpse both the similarities and the differences between the ornithological enterprises of then and now. This article, focussing on one of his collecting expeditions, gazes through that window to recount how Jackson conducted his ornithological activities and to explore the passions and ambitions that drove them. It shows that despite the disparities between his modes of birding and those of today, there are many parallels and congruences.

Item ID: 73703
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2651-9739
Keywords: Oology; collecting; birdwatching; ornithology; north Queensland; Atherton Tablelands; Sidney William Jackson
Copyright Information: © 2022, McGregor. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2022 06:39
FoR Codes: 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430302 Australian history @ 100%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130703 Understanding Australia’s past @ 100%
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