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McLennan, William Rae (1882 - 1935)

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Natural history collector and Ornithologist
Born: 20 August 1882  Sanford, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 22 September 1935.
William Rae McLennan spent many years as an ornithological collector in northern Australia.

Career Highlights
Born Sanford, Victoria, 20 August 1882. Died Casterton, Victoria, 22 September 1935. Learnt to skin birds, label, make field-notes, etc. from E.A. D'Ombrain (q.v.) in Casterton; blacksmith's shop, Casterton; moved to Broken Hill 1906, where he did local field-work for W.D.K. MacGillivray (q.v.); collecting for MacGillivray, Cape York Peninsula 1909-15, joined on occasion by MacGillivray and his son Ian MacGillivray (q.v.); collecting for H.L. White (q.v.), Gulf of Carpentaria 1915-16; war service 1916-18; collecting for H.L. White 1919-20, 1921-22; prospecting for gold from 1922 until his health deteriorated, probably as a result of being gassed during the war. G.M. Mathews (q.v.) named the genus Maclennania after him in 1917.

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 22 March 2001
Modified: 25 May 2006

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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