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John Calaby interviewed by Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe [sound recording]
Bib ID 1244647
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Calaby, J. H. (John Henry), 1922-1998, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1993 
5 sound tape reels ; 10 in. 
Summary

Calaby talks about his family background; early interest in natural history and reading; WWII and conscription to Munitions Supply Laboratories to analyse the fillings from captured Japanese equipment. He then discusses meeting Doug Waterhouse from Division of Economic Entomology, CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (Australia) and joining CSIR in 1945. Calaby then talks about the development of his interest in mammals and birds; origins of Wildlife Survey Section under Francis Ratcliffe and its work, in particular, dealing with the rabbit plague. He then discusses his work in Western Australia; appointment of Harry Frith as officer-in-charge of the Section in 1961; study of the rock-wallaby from 1973; origins of Conservation Foundation, Australian National Wildlife Collection and Australian Mammal Society and his work in the writing of a biography of Baldwin Spencer.

Notes

Recorded between Feb. 5, 1993 and May 3, 1993 in Canberra.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-204384912

Related Material John Calaby collection of photographs and lantern slides of the CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Rangelands Research, 1920-1960; Located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC/18385/1-168. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and corrected transcript available (typescript, 141 leaves). 
Subjects Calaby, J. H. (John Henry), 1922-1998 -- Interviews.  |  CSIRO.  |  Biologists -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Biologists.
Other authors/contributors Tyndale-Biscoe, Hugh, Interviewer

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