This memoir is the third part dealing with the people and institutions which changed the face of modern ornithology in Australia, New Zealand, and the surrounding region. Most of the chapters are written by people who participated in making the history they write about, and they bring to the accounts personal experience, an intimate knowledge of the subject matter, and rich anecdotal material that adds a distinctive character to descriptive and interpretive history.
Chapter 1. A History of Ornithology in Tasmania 1
Chapter 2. History of Ornithological Exploration of New Guinea 57
Chapter 3. A Brief History of Avian Paleontology in Australia 265
Chapter 4. James Allen Keast – Bird Watcher and Ecologist: An Autobiography 363
Chapter 5. A History of Ornithology in the Top End of the Northern Territory 429