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Papers of Raymond Specht, 1948-2009 [manuscript]
Bib ID 4608082
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Specht, R. L. (Raymond Louis), 1924-
 
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Description [1948-2009] 
2.58 m. (5 boxes) + 4 archive cartons + 1 volume. 
Summary

MS Acc09.040 comprises field notes, articles, photographs, press cuttings and correspondence relating to the 1948 Arnhem Land expedition and 20 new species described by Specht during that expedition. There are also publications relating to Specht's work on national parks and conservation. In addition, one box of Specht family history material including a proof copy of a related family history publication (5 boxes, 4 archive cartons).

The Acc09.111 instalment consists of a copy of Specht's family history, The flight of the woodpecker, published in 2009 (1 v.).

Biography/History

Botanist and academic. Born in Adelaide in 1924, Raymond Louis Specht, Emeritus Professor of Botany, was Professor of Botany at the University of Queensland from 1966 to 1989. An active member of a great number of scientific bodies and committees, he has published widely in the fields of botany, ecology and conservation. Specht was Expedition Botanist on the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory in 1948-1949.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc09.040, MS Acc09.111.

Related Material Raymond Specht interviewed by Martin Thomas and Sally K. May; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 5662. 
Subjects Specht, R. L. (Raymond Louis), 1924- -- Archives.  |  Specht family.  |  University of Queensland -- Employees -- Archives.  |  American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (1948)  |  Botanists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  College teachers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Plant communities -- Australia.  |  Plant conservation -- Australia.  |  National parks and reserves -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1948-2009 
Occupation Botanists.  |  Academics.
Terms of Use Copying of Raymond Specht's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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