Morrison, Crosbie (1900-1958)

Also known as
Morrison, Crosbie, (Philip Crosbie) (1900-1958)
Morrison, P. Crosbie, (Philip Crosbie) (1900-1958)
Morrison, P. Crosbie (1900-1958)
Morrison, P. T. Crosbie, (Philip T. Crosbie) (1900-1958)
Morrison, P. T. Crosbie (1900-1958)
Morrison, Philip Crosbie (1900-1958)
Field of activity
Naturalist; Science broadcaster; Ornithologist
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NLA Persistent Identifier
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Biographies

Philip Crosbie Morrison (1900-1958), naturalist, was born on 19 December 1900 at Hawthorn, Melbourne, eldest child of James Crosbie Morrison, a Hawthorn-born draper, and his wife Grace Evelyne, née Cass,...

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Crosbie Morrison became Australia's best known naturalist during the 1940s and 1950s. He was the editor of from 1938-1954 and broadcast regular weekly nature talks from 1938 until his death.

Philip Morrison was educated at The University of Melbourne attaining a Masters of Science (MSc) in 1926. He went on to communicate science and participate in scientific expeditions and studies. As a Science communicator Philip Morrison edited the periodical , was a special writer for the Melbourne News Paper and wrote the book first published in 1946. In addition of his written contributions Morrison also produced weekly nature talks broadcast throughout Australia and New Zealand and presented lecturers on natural history at The University of Melbourne Extension Board (later known as the Council of Adult Education).

His scientific expeditions and studies included the Great Barrier Reef Committee's 1925 work, the first Mackay aerial survey of central Australia in 1930 and a later trip across the Nullarbor with Sir Russell Grimwade.

Philip Morrison was also active in numerous scientific societies and has served as the President of the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria (1941-1943), The Royal Society of Victoria (1949-1950), the Victorian branch of the British Astronomical Association (1951-53) and the Victorian National Parks Association in 1952.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.), The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Education - Masters of Science (M. Sc.), The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Career position - Producer of Nature Talks broadcast through Australia and New Zealand
  • Career position - Editor,
  • Career position - Lecturer, Natural History, The University of Melbourne Extension Board (later Council of Adult Education), Australia
  • Chair - President, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, Australia
  • Award - Australian Natural History Medallion, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, Australia
  • Chair - President, Royal Society of Victoria, Australia
  • Chair - Foundation President, Victoria Branch, British Astronomical Association
  • Chair - Foundation President, Victorian National Parks Association, Australia

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  • (Corporate Body) The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria Inc (1880 - )

    <p>Philip Morrison was President of The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria from 1941 until 1943. The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria also awarded Philip Morrison with the Australian Natural History Medallion in 1947.</p>

  • (Corporate Body) Royal Society of Victoria (1859 - )

    <p>Philip Morrison was President of the Royal Society of Victoria from 1949 until 1950.</p>

Resources for Crosbie Morrison

Selected resources (14)

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Morrison, Philip Crosbie
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Morrison, Philip Crosbie (1900-1958), Naturalist
    Pizzey, Graham
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 15, 418-420
  3. Crosbie Morrison: Voice of Nature
    Pizzey, Graham
    Published: Victoria Press, Melbourne, 1992
  4. Visions of Nature: Wild Life , 1938-1954
    Robin, Libby
    Published: 1985
    Series: The Victorian Naturalist, 102, 5, 153-61
  5. Speech by Ditta Bartels at launch of the Guide to the Records of Philip Crosbie Morrison
    Bartels, Ditta
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1994
    Series: History of Australian Science Newsletter, 32
  6. A Tribute to Crosbie Morrison
    Garnet, J. R.
    Published: 1958
    Series: Victorian Naturalist, 75, 21-24
  7. Newspapers as a Source of Information about Natural History
    Balmford, Peter
    Published: 1985
    Series: Victorian Naturalist, 102, 1, 20-27
  8. A Guide to the Records of Philip Crosbie Morrison
    Brash, Stuart; Conde Anne-Marie; Robin, Libby; McCarthy, Gavan; Sherratt, Tim
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1993
  9. Communicating with Wild Life
    Sherratt, Tim; Condé, Anne-Marie
    Published: 1992
    Series: Australasian Science, Summer
  10. The Professor and the journalist: Crosbie Morrison and John Turner, scientists in popular conservation campaigns
    Robin, Libby
    Published: 1994
    Series: Victorian Historical Journal, 65, 154-68
  11. Philip Crosbie Morrison Guide to Records
    Brash, Stuart; Condé, Anne-Marie; Robin, Libby; McCarthy, Gavan; Sherratt, Tim
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2004
  12. Australasian Science
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1997
  13. Federation and Meteorology
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001
  14. Science and the making of Victoria
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001

Resources by Crosbie Morrison (24)

  1. Papers
    Morrison, Crosbie, 1900-1958
    [ Unpublished : 1924-1960 ]
    At State Library VIC
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 100,662.758)

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  2. In Central Australia with Crosbie Morrison
    National Film and Sound Archive (Australia)
    [ Video, Government publication : 1970-1992 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  3. Along the track, with Crosbie Morrison / a selection from his nature talks by L. Morrison, illustrations by A.Lissenden
    Morrison, Crosbie, 1900-1958
    [ Book : 1961 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  4. The junior naturalist / Crosbie Morrison ; illustrated by Nancy Adams
    Morrison, Crosbie, 1900-1958
    [ Book : 1966 ]
    At 10 libraries
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  5. Left or right hand : a study in Aboriginal dexterity / by the Editor
    Morrison, Crosbie, 1900-1958
    [ Book : 1949 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  6. The menace of water : an examination of the consequences of deforestation in Victoria / by P. Crosbie Morrison
    Morrison, Crosbie, 1900-1958
    [ Book : 1936 ]
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  7. Koporilja day / by Crosbie Morrison
    Morrison, Crosbie, 1900-1958
    [ Book : 1953 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  8. Let's go fly fishing / by L. E. Russell ; with a foreword by Crosbie Morrison
    Russell, Lewis Ernest
    [ Book : 1951 ]
    At 5 libraries
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  9. Photographing the worlds most mighty monolith / by P. Crosbie Morrison
    Morrison, Crosbie, 1900-1958
    [ Book : 1953 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    Photographing the worlds most mighty monolith / by P. Crosbie Morrison
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  10. Melbourne's garden
    Morrison, Crosbie, 1900-1958
    [ Book ]
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  1. Papers
    Morrison, Crosbie, 1900-1958
    [ Unpublished : 1924-1960 ]
    At State Library VIC
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 100,302.578)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 100,302.578)

  2. In Central Australia with Crosbie Morrison
    National Film and Sound Archive (Australia)
    [ Video, Government publication : 1970-1992 ]
    At 2 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 91,720.711)

  3. A guide to the records of Philip Crosbie Morrison / prepared by Stuart Brash ... [et al]
    Brash, Stuart
    [ Book : 1993 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,240.973)

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  4. Blackfellows bread [Letter to P. Crosbie Morrison]
    Glance, Karl
    [ Book : 1949 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  5. Crosbie Morrison, voice of nature / Graham Pizzey
    Pizzey, Graham (Graham Martin), 1930-2001
    [ Book : 1992 ]
    At 31 libraries
    Crosbie Morrison, voice of nature / Graham Pizzey
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  6. [Letter to P. Crosbie Morrison]. Black Aggie
    Booth, F. H
    [ Book : 1949 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  1. Obituary: Philip Crosbie Morrison (1900–1958)
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  1. CROSBIE MORRISON'S Backyard Diary
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    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Wednesday 6 March 1940 [Issue No.44] p 542

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    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Wednesday 6 March 1940 [Issue No.44] p 543

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    ... — Philip C'rosbie Morrison. Alex. Gladstone Sclioles. George Leonard Chilvers: Geoffrey Howe Scott. Dated ... 70 words
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  3. APPOINTMENT OF PRESS CENSORSHIP AUTHORITIES.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Tuesday 19 December 1939 [Issue No.170] p 2768

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    ... White. Margaret Waymouth Eraser. Harold Lyon Lamb O'Neill. Philip Crosbie Morrison. Alex. Gladstone ... 130 words
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  2. Records
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  1. Along the track with Crosbie Morrison : a selection of his nature talks / by Lucy Morrison
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  2. Beche-de-mer, aborigines and Australian history : Crosbie Morrison Memorial Lecture / by D. J. Mulvaney
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  3. Nature studies 1957 / prepared and broadcast by Crosbie Morrison
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  3. Crosbie Morrison. Programme No. 11, Kangaroos & flying snakes ; Crosbie Morrison. Programme No. 12, Birds in the roof
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  4. Wild life. Episode 137, Some strange fishes ; Wild life. Episode 138, Mainly cicadas
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