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Biographical entry Alder, Anthony (1838 - 1915)

Born
27 December 1838
Stroud, United Kingdom
Died
20 April 1915
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Bird artist and Taxidermist

Summary

Anthony Alder came from a family of taxidermists and was, in addition, a talented bird painter. Having visited Queensland as a collector and taxidermist 1862-1865, he migrated to Queensland ten years later, setting up in business as a taxidermist. In 1907 he joined the staff of the Queensland Museum. He was a committed advocate for the protection of native birds.

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1862
Life event - Visited Queensland as collector and taxidermist
1875
Career position - In business as taxidermist
1875
Life event - Arrived in Queensland
1892
Career position - In business as taxidermist
1907
Career position - Taxidermist, Queensland Museum

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Journal Articles

  • Byrne, Dianne F. and Lambkin, Kevin J., 'Anthony Alder (1838-1915), Queensland Taxidermist and Bird Painter', Archives of Natural History, vol. 37, 2010, pp. 58-73. Details

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