Lane, S. G. (Selwyn George) (1922-2000)

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Lane, Bill (1922-2000)
Lane, S. G. (1922-2000)
Lane, S. G. (Selwyn George)
Lane, Selwyn George
Lane, Selwyn George (1922-2000)
Field of activity
Administrator; Ornithologist
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35048461
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-461871

Biographies

Bill Lane was an amateur ornithologist with a particular interest in seabirds and seabird islands. He was heavily involved in bird banding and trained many beginners in banding techniques. His wife, Lorraine, accompanied him on most field trips and her support has been acknowledged by having an island in the Recherche Archipelago named after her. Bill Lane was Honorary editor of for 10 years, Honorary Assistant Editor of for five years and sometime Special Publications editor of . He organised the Sydney Group of Albatross banders, a founding member and first President of the Bird Banders' Association of Australia (later the Australian Bird Study Association) and a founder member of the NSW Field Ornithologists Club. Lane was a prolific author of ornithological articles and was published in a number of the top journals. He was a staff member of the Sydney County Council for 44 years where he held a senior administration post and was mainly involved in training and education.

  • Career position - War service with the Australian Imperial Forces in the Middle East and New Guinea
  • Career position - Member of the Army Reserve
  • Career position - Authorised bird bander
  • Career position - Honorary regional organiser of the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme
  • Career position - Chair of the combined RAOU/Royal Zoological Society Ornithological Group
  • Award - Army Reserve Efficiency Decoration received
  • Award - Fellow of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union (FRAOU)
  • Award - Inaugural John Hobbs Medal received

View the full record at Encyclopedia of Australian Science

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Lane, Selwyn George
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001
    Robin, Libby
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2001

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