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Harry Butler interviewed by Stuart Reid in the Australians of the year oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1249959
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Butler, Harry, 1930-2015, interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use. 
Description 1994-1995 
23 sound tape reels (ca. 11 hr. 10 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips ; 7 in. 
Series

Australians of the year oral history project.

Summary

Butler, a conservationist, talks about his background and childhood in some detail with particular emphasis on the development of his skills and interest in natural history. He talks about his teaching practice and philosophy and the touring environmental educational show he ran for some years. Major surveys conducted in WA and North America are discussed, with detailed descriptions of tracking techniques and natural history practices. The making of the TV series "In the Wild", the film "Walkabout" and other films are also discussed. Butler talks about the various awards he has received; the role of various organisation on which he has served and his contributions to the WA Museum and the Harry Butler Scholarship as well as his work as a consultant or "synthesist".

Notes

Interview conducted in association with the J.S. Battye Library of West Australian History.

Recorded between Sept. 1994 and Aug. 1995 in Perth, W.A.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary available. 
Subjects Butler, Harry, 1930-2015 -- Interviews.  |  Australian of the Year.  |  Conservationists -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Conservationists.
Other authors/contributors Reid, Stuart, 1953- interviewer  |  J.S. Battye Library of West Australian History

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