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Morrison, Philip Crosbie (1900 - 1958)

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Naturalist, Science broadcaster and Ornithologist
Born: 19 December 1900  Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 1 March 1958  Brighton, Victoria.
Philip Crosbie Morrison became Australia's best known naturalist during the 1940s and 50s. He was the editor of Wild Life from 1938-54 and broadcast regular weekly nature talks from 1938 until his death.

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Born Auburn, Victoria, 19 December 1900. Died 1 March 1958. Educated University of Melbourne (MSc). Editor, Wild Life 1938-54; continuous weekly broadcast on nature talks from 1938 through Australian and New Zealand stations; lecturer in natural history, Melbourne University Extension Board (later Council of Adult Education) 1939-50; expeditions include Great Barrier Reef Committee 1925, first Mackay aerial survey of central Australia 1930 and a later trip across the Nullarbor with Sir Russell Grimwade (q.v.). Special writer, The Argus, Melbourne, since 1954. Australian Natural History Medallion 1947. President, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria 1941-43; President, Royal Society of Victoria 1949-50; foundation president, Victorian branch, British Astronomical Association 1951-53; foundation president, Victorian National Parks Association 1952. Wrote Melbourne's Garden (1946).
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Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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