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Banfield, Edmund James (1852 - 1923)

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Born: 4 September 1852  Toxteth Park, Liverpool, England.  Died: 2 June 1923  Dunk Island, Queensland, Australia.
Edmund James Banfield lived on Dunk Island 1897-1923. He kept an erratic diary of nature observations, which he used as the basis for articles and books. His most famous work was "The Confessions of a Beachcomber" (published London, 1908).

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Born Toxteth Park, Liverpool, England, 4 September 1852. Died Dunk Island, 2 June 1923. Reporter and printer's assistant, "Ararat Advertiser" (his father's newspaper); Melbourne "Age" and Sydney "Daily Telegraph" 1870s; reporter and sub-editor, "Townsville Daily Bulletin" 1882-97; retired because of ill health to Dunk Island, where he corresponded with naturalists all over the world, and wrote books and articles, including articles for North Queensland newspapers and "Queensland Geographical Journal".
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Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 15 September 2004

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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