Charles Leslie Barrett

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Charles Leslie Barrett (26 June 1879 – 16 January 1959) was an Australian naturalist, journalist, author and ornithologist.

Born in Hawthorn, Victoria, he was a foundation member of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union (RAOU) in 1901 and editor of its journal the Emu, 1910-1916. In 1953 he was awarded the Australian Natural History Medallion.

Charles Barrett also served in the AIF during the Great War. He embarked from Melbourne in May 1917 as a member of a contingent of reinforcements for the Camel Field Ambulance Unit, and served in Egypt and Palestine. His 1942 book, "On the Wallaby. Quest and adventure in many lands" contains an account and photographs of this mission.

Bibliography[edit]

As well as many articles, he wrote or contributed to numerous popular books on natural history, as well as his own travels and experiences. Some of these are:

  • Barrett, Charles. (1907). From Range to Sea. A bird lover's ways. T.C. Lothian: Melbourne.
  • Barrett, Charles. (1919). In Australian Wilds. The gleanings of a naturalist. Melbourne Publishing Co: Melbourne.
  • Barrett, Charles. (1923). Rambles Round the Zoo. Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd: Melbourne.
  • Manfield, Alice; introduction by Barrett, Charles, C.M.Z.S. (1924). The Lyre-Birds of Mount Buffalo. Robertson & Mullens: Melbourne[1]
  • Barrett, Charles. (1931). The Weekly Times Wild Nature book. Herald and Weekly Times Ltd: Melbourne.
  • Barrett, Charles. (1937). Koala. The story of Australia's native bear. Robertson & Mullens: Melbourne.
  • Barrett, Charles. (1939). Koonwarra. A naturalist's adventures in Australia. Oxford University Press: London
  • Barrett, Charles. (1941). Australia: My Country. Oxford University Press: Melbourne.
  • Barrett, Charles. (1942). From a Bush Hut. Cassell & Co: Melbourne.
  • Barrett, Charles. (1942). On the Wallaby. Quest and adventure in many lands. Robertson & Mullens: Melbourne.
  • Barrett, Charles. (1943). Australian Wild Life. Georgian House: Melbourne.
  • Barrett, Charles. (1943). Kangaroo and his Kin. Robertson & Mullens: Melbourne.
  • Barrett, Charles. (1943). Up North. Australia above Capricorn. Robertson & Mullens: Melbourne.
  • Barrett, Charles. (1944). Australian Caves, Cliffs and Waterfalls. Georgian House: Melbourne.
  • Barrett, Charles. (1944). Australian Nature Wonders. Robertson & Mullens: Melbourne.
  • Barrett, Charles. (1944). The Platypus. The world's wonder animal. Robertson & Mullens: Melbourne.
  • Barrett, Charles. (1946). Coast of Adventure. Untamed north Australia. Robertson & Mullens: Melbourne.
  • Barrett, Charles. (1946). The Bunyip, and other Mythical Monsters and Legends. Reed & Harris: Melbourne.
  • Barrett, Charles. (1946). Wanderer's Rest. Cassell & Co: Melbourne.
  • Barrett, Charles. (1949). Parrots of Australasia. N.H. Seward: Melbourne.
  • Barrett, Charles. (1950). Reptiles of Australia. Cassell: Melbourne.
  • Barrett, Charles. (1954). Wild Life of Australia and New Guinea. William Heinemann Ltd: Melbourne.
  • Barrett, Charles; & Burns, Alex N. (1951). Butterflies of Australia and New Guinea. N.H. Seward: Melbourne.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manfield, Alice (1924). "The Lyre-Birds of Mount Buffalo / photographs and notes by "Guide Alice" ;". State Library of Victoria catalogue search details. Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  • 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

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