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I've been a Canberran since moving here from Adelaide on the first day of 1980. I now live in suburban Duffy with my partner Louise Maher, ABC 666 radio and on-line journalist. Among my early memories is following Sleepy Lizards (Shinglebacks) around the paddocks north of Adelaide, guarded by the faithful bull terrier. I have always been passionate about the natural world, trying to understand how it works, how the nature of Australia came to be, and sharing those understandings. My especial passions are birds, orchids and mammals. For much of my life I have been a full-time naturalist, running bush tours, writing books etc, doing consultancies, presenting a regular radio slot on local ABC, chairing a government environment advisory committee and running adult education classes. Recently I have eased back somewhat, but am still writing, teaching, doing some radio work and running overseas tours - as part of my fascination with our Gondwanan origins I've been running tours to South America for the past decade. I was awarded the Australian Plants Society Award in 2001 and the Australian Natural History Medallion in 2006, both for services to education and conservation. In January 2018 I was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for 'service to conservation and the environment'.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

For My Melbourne Readers!

Next Thursday (24 May), I'll be chatting with Andrew Robertson of Hill of Content Bookshop about my recent book Birds in Their Habitats; journeys with a naturalist, and I'd love it if you could come along, and let others know who might be interested.

This is a Free Event but please RSVP to melbourne@hillofcontentbookshop.com
or phone 03 9662 9472

I do hope I can meet some of you there!

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Flabmeister said...

Your subject line reminded me of Ian Warden's columns of many years ago in which he used to refer to "... my Tuggeranong reader." I would hope that you have the well-deserved several thousand Melbourne followers and a fair swag of them turn up at the Hill of Content.

Ian Fraser said...

Thanks Martin, fingers firmly crossed! Not sure that I wish to remind anyone of IW, but there you go...