Norman Chaffer

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Norman Chaffer OAM, FRZS, RAOU (1899 — 22 November 1992) was an Australian businessman, a bird photographer and an amateur ornithologist. He was a pioneer of colour cinematography and won many awards. He was a member of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union (RAOU), President 1954-1955, and made a Fellow of the RAOU in 1991. He authored In Quest of Bowerbirds (Rigby, 1984) which was illustrated with his photographs. He was a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia.[1][2]


  1. ^ Keast, Allen. (1994). Obituary. Norman Chaffer OAM, FRZS, FRAOU, 1899-1992. Emu 94: 62.
  2. ^ Robin, Libby. (2001). The Flight of the Emu: a hundred years of Australian ornithology 1901-2001. Melbourne University Press: Carlton. ISBN 0-522-84987-3

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