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Animals first : the story of pioneer Australian conservationist & zoologist Dr David Fleay / by Rosemary Fleay-Thomson. [Variant title:Story of pioneer Australian conservationist & zoologist Dr David Fleay]
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D333.72092/FLE/ARCHIVES
Nerang, Qld. : Petaurus Publishing,
2007.
iii, 338 p. : ill. (some col.), 1 coat of arms, facsims., 1 map, ports. ; 29 cm.
Bibliography : p. 331-338.
Dr David Fleay was a trail-blazer who in his time through his dedication and persistance created interest in Australia's native fauna and flora making Australian aware of the uniqueness and value of the Australian bush.
9780980422801 (pbk.);
https://library.australianmuseum.net.au//fullRecord.jsp?recno=66568
Machine derived contents note: PART ONE -- EARLY YEARS IN BALLARAT - MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY DAYS - MARRIAGE, -- TEACHING & THE AUSTRALIAN SECTION OF THE MELBOURNE ZOO. -- 1907-1937 -- CHAPTER 1: Boyhood in Ballarat page 1-10 -- CHAPTER 2: War and Wombats
1914 - 1919 page 11-14 -- CHAPTER 3: Post-War and Teen Years 1919 - 1925 page 15-22 -- CHAPTER 4: Halcyon Days - Rutherglen Holiday 1925 page 23-26 -- CHAPTER 5: Student Days - Captivity in Melbourne 1927- 1928 page 27-36 -- CHAPTER 6: Sigrid - Marriage - Teaching and Australian Section Melbourne Zoo 1928 - 1934 page 37-48 -- CHAPTER 7: Collecting Trips - Kiwi Capers - Troubled Times 1935 - 1937 page 49-56 -- CHAPTER 8: Enforced Resignation 1937 page 57-60 -- PART TWO -- HEALESVILLE SANCTUARY DAYS -- 1937 - 1951 -- CHAPTER 9: Sir Colin MacKenzie Sanctuary - Building a Dream - -- Vale 'Ferox' - Snake's Alive - 'Horatius and 'Ajax" 1937- 1938 page 61-76 -- CHAPTER 10: Holocaust and a New Guinea Holiday. 1939 page 77-84 -- CHAPTER 11: Guidebooks & The Sanctuary in Wartime - Relocating Fauna - -- Dad's Army & Churchill's Secret Wartime Wish. 1940- 1943 page 85-94 -- CHAPTER 12: David's Greatest Achievement - The First Breeding of the -- Platypus in Captivity. -- Worldwide Fame for Jack, Jill and Baby Corrie 1943- 1944 page 95-104 -- CHAPTER 13: Family Reflections - Fleay Family Life in the 1940's. 1941 - 1949 page 105-122 -- BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHIC SECTION -- CHAPTER 14: Tasmanian Tiger Trials 1945- 1946 page 123-138 -- CHAPTER 15: Platypuses in New York 1947 page 139-156 -- CHAPTER 16: Paradise Lost - Out in the Cold Again 1947-1949 page 157-164 -- CHAPTER 17: Reinstatement - Re-stocking Adventures - David is Hailed as a -- Hero for Milking a Killer Taipan - Film Making - A Brush with -- Shakespeare - Committee Problems Once More & Paradise Found -- in God's Own Country, Queensland 1950 - 1952 page 165-176 -- PART THREE -- THE QUEENSLAND YEARS -- 1952- 1993 -- CHAPTER 18 Arrival in the Promised Land - A.N.A 's Strangest Airlift - -- Opening Day - Nature Notes - Beans and Providential Pugs - -- Escape From Hospital and The Rabbit Inspector 1952 - 1953 page 177-188 -- CHAPTER 19 The Workers - "That's Entertainment" - Fleay 's is a Success -- A Royal Command Performance - Mother Seeks Peace in New Zealand- -- Death of Friend and mentor Professor Frederick Wood-Jones 1953 - 1954 page 189-202 -- CHAPTER 20 Betty to the Rescue - Working With Walt Disney Studios - -- Death of sis, The White Goshawk and Andy, the Barking Owl - Publishing -- of "Talking ofAnimals" - The Luxury of New Toilets - The Deadly Rough - -- scaled Snake andA Fascination for Taipans. 1955 - 1956 page 203-214 -- CHAPTER 21 A Very Busy Year! - Robert Marries - -- The Flying Platypuses - West Burleigh To New York. 1958 page 215-224 -- CHAPTER 22 Return From New York - Another Family Wedding - Some Exotic Inhabitants -- - A Visit To Maude In Victoria -Filming for The Sundowners -To Canberra -- as Advisor on the Proposed lidbinbilla Nature Reserve. 1958- 1959 page 225-234 -- CHAPTER 23 A New Role As a Grandfather - Member of the British Empire Award- -- A New Book, "Living With Animals " - Conservation Victories on Behalfof -- Koalas and Kangaroos - The Birth of The Wildlife Preservation Society of -- Queensland. 1960 - 1962 page 235-244 -- CHAPTER 24 A visit from Naturalist, Gerald Durrell - Financial and Health Problems - -- A busy life - The Beatles - The loss of two loved ones, daughter Betty in -- December 1964 and Mother Maude, in May 1965. 1962 - 1965 page 245-256 -- CHAPTER 25 Cassowary Court Case - Death Adders to the rescue - Queensland'sfirst -- big conservation battle, thefight to save Tallebudgera Creek - First captive -- Breeding of the Powerful Owl - The ultimate book on Australian Owls, -- "Nightwatchmen ofBush & Plain" and a visit to the "Opera House. 1967 - 1968 page 257-272 -- CHAPTER 26 The Sad Plight of the Cunnamulla Fringe Dwellers 1969 - Worry of the -- Proposed Freeway 1971 - Threats to Tallebudgera Creek Once More - -- Platypus Breeding Disappointments 1972 - Pesticide Poisoning - Black Snake -- bites the hand that feeds him 1973 - The Fence and the Freeway Route is -- Changed at last 1969 - 1974 page 273-282 -- CHAPTER 27 Sigrid's Story Full Circle - Vale Horatia, A Very Famous Eagle- -- Honours Galore in the '70's -An Amazing Breeding Success After 40 Years of -- Endeavour a Baby Wedge-tail in 1977 - "Nature's Gentleman " 1981 - -- Two More Books (Paradoxical Platypus & Looking At Animals) and Still -- No Joy in Handing over the Fauna Reserve For Posterity. 1975 - 1983 page 283-294 -- CHAPTER 28 The Handover 1983 - Promises, Promises and Bitter Disappointments - -- Ministers May Come and Go But Policies Remain Unchanged - More Awards- -- A Doctorate From the University of Queensland - Farewell To Our Wonderful -- Mother Sigrid. 1983 - 1987 page 295-310 -- CHAPTER 29 Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining - More Awards ForA Distinguished Lifetime -- In Australian Natural History - A New Manager Throws a 40th. Anniversary -- Party in 1992. -- Farewell David. 1989 - 1993 page 311-314 -- CHAPTER 30 INRETROSPECT -- page 315-320 -- COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SECTION page 321-330 -- BIBLIOGRAPHY - Outline of Achievements, Literary Works, Awards, Zoological Activities page 331-338 -- (including first captive breeding of native fauna) Radio Broadcasts and -- Special Projects. 8 Pages.
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