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John Disney, Australian Museum, March 2014

Melanie Colón

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John Disney curator of Ornithology at the Australian Museum from 1962 died recently aged 94.


22.09.1919 - 26.03.2014


Educated University of Cambridge. Bird collecting, North Finland and Newfoundland; war service in RAF; Science Assistant to the Director, Kaffarian Museum, South Africa 1946-48; Cotton Research Station, East Africa 1948-53; applied biologist, East Africa 1953-62, studying the biology of various injurious birds and mammals; Curator of Ornithology, Australian Museum from 1962, Research Associate after retirement.

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