Henry Luke White (9 May 1860 - 30 June 1927) was a wealthy grazier, and keen amateur ornithologist and oologist of Scone, New South Wales, Australia. He was a member of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union (RAOU) to which he was a generous benefactor. His collections of 8500 bird skins and over 4200 egg clutches were donated to the National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne where they are known as the H. L. White Collection. He is also commemorated in the RAOU's large ornithological book and serial collection: the H. L. White Library.
White was a noted philatelist who was appointed to the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists in 1922.
References and sources
- Robin, Libby. (2001). The Flight of the Emu: a hundred years of Australian ornithology 1901-2001. Carlton, Vic. Melbourne University Press. ISBN 0-522-84987-3
- White, Judy. (1981). The White Family of Belltrees. 150 years in the Hunter Valley. Seven Press: Sydney.