Mathews, Gregory M. (Gregory Macalister) (1876-1949)

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Mathews, Gregory M. (1876-1949)
Mathews, Gregory Macalister (1876-1949)
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Ornithologist
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Biographies

Gregory Macalister Mathews (1876-1949), ornithologist, was born on 10 September 1876 at Merrygoen, New South Wales, second son of native-born parents Robert Hamilton Mathews, surveyor and ethnologist,...

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Gregory Mathews, who was born in New South Wales, came under the influence of R. Bowdler Sharpe at the British Museum in the early 1900s and thereafter endeavoured to produce an exhaustive work on Australian birds. This was published in 12 volumes as between 1910 and 1927.

  • Career position - Cattle Station, North Queensland, Australia
  • Career position - Orchadist, New South Wales
  • Award - Fellow, American Ornithologists Union, United States of America
  • Award - Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Education - The Kings School, Parramatta, Australia
  • Life event - Travelled to England
  • Career position - Author, 12 Volumes, Bibliography, checklist and two supplements.
  • Career position - Studied Australian Birds collecting 30,000 specimens and 5,000 books relating to them
  • Career position - Editor and Publisher,
  • Life event - Visited Australia and the United States of America
  • Career event - Sold physical specimens to Lord Rothschild, now housed in the American Museum of Natural History, New York, United State of America
  • Chair - Chairman, British Ornithologists' Club, Great Britain
  • Award - Fellow, Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union, Australia and New Zealand
  • Award - Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE), Great Britain
  • Career position - Presented and supervised the housing of his Library at the National Library of Australia, Australia
  • Life event - Visited Australia
  • Chair - President, Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union, Australia and New Zealand

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Gregory Mathews will never again add a word to the millions that he has written about the birds of Australasia.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Mathews, Gregory Macalister
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Mathews, Gregory Macalister (1876-1949), Ornithologist
    Kloot, Tess
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 10, 441-442
  3. The Work of Gregory Mathews, Ornithologist
    Iredale, T.
    Published: 1940
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, August, 31-33
  4. Gregory M. Mathews (1876-1949)
    Iredale, T.
    Published: 1948
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 1948/9, 16-20
  5. Papers of G. M. Mathews
    Published: National Library of Australia, 2003
  6. Gregory Macalister Mathews: Taxonomist Extraordinaire
    Walker, Rosanne
    Published: 2000
    Series: Australasian Science, 21, 6, 46
  7. The Mathews Collection and the Birds of Australia
    Schodde, Richard
    Published: 2000
    Series: National Library of Australia News, February 2000, 3-6
  8. G. J. Broinowski
    Mathews, G. M.
    Published: 1941
    Series: Emu, 41
  9. Captain Thomas Brown, Ornithologist
    Mathews, G.M. and Iredale, T.
    Published: 1922
    Series: The Australian Avian Record, 4, 176-194
  10. The Birds of Australia. Bibliography of the Birds of Australia.
    Mathews, G. M.
    Published: H. F. & G. Witherby, London, 1925
  11. Birds and Books. the Story of Mathews Ornithological Library
    Mathews, G. M.
    Published: Verity Hewitt, Canberra, 1942
  12. Gregory M. Mathews, C.B.E.
    Kinnear, N. B.
    Published: 1949
    Series: Ibis, 91, 521-4
  13. Gregory M. Mathews
    Bryant, C. E.
    Published: 1949
    Series: Emu, 49, 2, 145-8
  14. 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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  1. Papers of Gregory M. Mathews
    Mathews, Gregory M. (Gregory Macalister), 1876-1949
    [ Unpublished : 1900-1949 ]
    At National Library
    Papers of Gregory M. Mathews
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  2. My life story
    Mathews, Gregory M. (Gregory Macalister), 1876-1949
    [ Unpublished : 1941 ]
    At National Library
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  3. Papers relating to vol. VIII of the United States Exploring Expedition
    Mathews, Gregory M. (Gregory Macalister), 1876-1949
    [ Unpublished : 1920-1929 ]
    At National Library
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  4. Birds and books : the story of the Mathews ornithological library / Gregory M. Mathews
    Mathews, Gregory M. (Gregory Macalister), 1876-1949
    [ Book : 1942 ]
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    Birds and books : the story of the Mathews ornithological library / Gregory M. Mathews
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  5. Papers of Margaret Catchpole (as filmed by the AJCP) [M944]
    Foakes-Jackson, F. J. (Frederick John), 1855-1941
    [ Unpublished, Microform : 1950 ]
    At 6 libraries
    Papers of Margaret Catchpole (as filmed by the AJCP) [M944]
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  6. The birds of Australia : folio of selected prints / by Gregory M. Mathews ; [introduction by Rob Linn]
    Mathews, Gregory M. (Gregory Macalister), 1876-1949
    [ Book : 1990-1991 ]
    At Barr Smith Library
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  7. Y Mathiaid, the Mathews of Llandaff / by Gregory M. Mathews ... ..
    Mathews, Gregory M. (Gregory Macalister), 1876-1949
    [ Book : 1924 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  8. The birds of Australia : selected plates / by Gregory M. Mathews ; [introduction by Rob Linn]
    Mathews, Gregory M. (Gregory Macalister), 1876-1949
    [ Book, Government publication : 1910-1992 ]
    At 14 libraries
    The birds of Australia : selected plates / by Gregory M. Mathews ; [introduction by Rob Linn]
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  9. [John Latham : an early English ornithologist / by G. M. Mathews]
    Mathews, Gregory M. (Gregory Macalister), 1876-1949
    [ Book : 1931 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  10. The birds of Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands and the Australasian South Polar quadrant
    Mathews, Gregory M. (Gregory Macalister), 1876-1949
    [ Book : 1928 ]
    At WA Museum Library
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  1. Papers of Gregory M. Mathews
    Mathews, Gregory M. (Gregory Macalister), 1876-1949
    [ Unpublished : 1900-1949 ]
    At National Library
    Papers of Gregory M. Mathews
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  2. [Biographical cuttings on Gregory Mathews, former ornithologist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  3. Bust of Gregory M. Mathews / M. McChesney Mathews
    Mathews, Marjorie McChesney, 1908-
    [ Object : 1941 ]
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    Bust of Gregory M. Mathews / M. McChesney Mathews
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  4. Portrait of Gregory Macalister Mathews / B. Gotto
    Gotto, Basil Gotto, 1866-1954
    [ Art work : 1929 ]
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    At National Library
    Portrait of Gregory Macalister Mathews / B. Gotto
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  5. My life story
    Mathews, Gregory M. (Gregory Macalister), 1876-1949
    [ Unpublished : 1941 ]
    At National Library
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  6. Gregory M. Mathews at Eastlakes, near Sydney, 29 June, 1940
    [ Photograph : 1940 ]
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    Gregory M. Mathews at Eastlakes, near Sydney, 29 June, 1940
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  7. Gregory M. Mathews with the nest of Sphenura broadbenti at Point Addis, November 22, 1914, 2 / H.A. Purnell
    Purnell, H. A
    [ Photograph : 1914 ]
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    At National Library
    Gregory M. Mathews with the nest of Sphenura broadbenti at Point Addis, November 22, 1914, 2 / H.A. Purnell
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  8. Gregory M. Mathews and H.A. Purnell at Point Addis, November 22, 1914 / H.A. Purnell
    Purnell, H. A
    [ Photograph : 1914 ]
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    At National Library
    Gregory M. Mathews and H.A. Purnell at Point Addis, November 22, 1914 / H.A. Purnell
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  9. Gregory M. Mathews with the nest of Sphenura broadbenti at Point Addis, November 22, 1914, 1 / H.A. Purnell
    Purnell, H. A
    [ Photograph : 1914 ]
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    Gregory M. Mathews with the nest of Sphenura broadbenti at Point Addis, November 22, 1914, 1 / H.A. Purnell
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  10. Gregory M. Mathews at grave of John William Lewin in Botany ("Sandhills") cemetary, near Sydney, 29 June 1940
    [ Photograph : 1940 ]
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    At National Library
    Gregory M. Mathews at grave of John William Lewin in Botany ("Sandhills") cemetary, near Sydney, 29 June 1940
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  1. Barnard, Charles Ashmall (1867-1942)
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    ... Mathews, Gregory Macalister (1876 - 1949) ... Australasian Ornithologists Union 1922-23. His collection of birdskins passed into the collection of G.M ... . Mathews. Member of the Duaringa Shire Council for 5 years and president for a considerable period. The ...
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    ... Mathews, Gregory Macalister (1876 - 1949) ... donated nearly 1,000 bird-skins to Gregory Mathews for his book, "The Birds of Australia" (1910-1927), a ... position - President of the Royal Society of South Australia 1949 Award - Honorary Fellow of the Royal ...
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  3. Temminck, C. J., (Coenraad Jacob) (1778-1858)
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    ... C. J. Temminck was a zoologist who studied the fauna of Japan and the Sunda Islands. A copy of his manuscript ...
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  2. G.M. Mathews collection of portrait ...
    [ Photograph : 1900-1949 ]
    G.M. Mathews collection of portraits of ornithologists
  3. Portrait of Gregory Macalister Math ...
    Gotto, Basil Go ...
    [ Art work : 1929 ]
    Portrait of Gregory Macalister Mathews / B. Gotto
  4. Gregory M. Mathews with the nest of ...
    Purnell, H. A
    [ Photograph : 1914 ]
    Gregory M. Mathews with the nest of Sphenura broadbenti at Point Addis, November 22, 1914, 2 / H.A. Purnell
  5. Gregory M. Mathews at Eastlakes, ne ...
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    Gregory M. Mathews at Eastlakes, near Sydney, 29 June, 1940
  6. Hirundapus caudacutus and other bir ...
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    Hirundapus caudacutus and other birds / Lilian Medland
  1. Family Notices
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Monday 27 September 1982 p 18 Family Notices
    ... GREGORY) Pearlie Rose. — Passed away peacefully 26.9.82 at home (Naas) after a long illness. Dearly loved ... wife of Noel (Rowley), beloved mother of Genelle, Noeleen, Carrie and Mathew, mother-in-law of Tony and ... 1223 words
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  2. 5.000 BOOKS IN CANBERRA TELL A STORY OF AUSTRALIA'S BIRDS Famous Mathews Collection Was Thanksgiving Gift to the Nation
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 26 February 1944 p 2 Article Illustrated
    ... , such as the sparrow, it is multiplying rapidly. One of the most common birds in Mr Gregory M. Mathews ... accepted, and the col-lection was secured for America. Gregory Macalister Mathews, CBE, FRSE, now in his ... 1355 words
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    The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954) Friday 30 January 1948 p 9 Article
    ... , Judith A.; Garling, Patricia P.; Gilbert, Rhoda . P.; Gill, Lorna; Gould, Gloria M.; Gregory, Gladys J ... , Mavis M.; Jackson, Pat ricia O.; Shuman, Kathleen B.; Winterbottom, Joan P. ST. URSULA'S COLLEGE ... 28028 words
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    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 12 March 1965 [Issue No.42 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 869

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    ... , 1965 (half day)]. Mr. John Jeffrey, Warder [17th February, 1965 (quarter day)]. Mr. Brian Gregory Walsh ... Commercial Subjects [24th January, 1965]. Mr. Edmund Peter Shrubb, M.A., Teacher of General Studies [31st ... 1435 words
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    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Wednesday 31 December 1969 [INDEX Jan 1969-Dec 1969] p 5

    Government Gazette Index And Contents

    ... , 2686 Public Works Committee Act, 6182 Pyrites Bounty Act, 5578 Quarantine Act, 1876 Raw Cotton Bounty ... (Prohibited Imports) Regulations, 570, 691, 805, 1549, 1876, 7865 Defence Forces Retirement Benefits (Daily ... 280821 words
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    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Saturday 31 December 1949 [INDEX Jan 1949-Dec 1949] p 29

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    ... Benefits Regulations— Statutory Rules 1949, No. 44. 1965. POST AND TELEGRAPH ACT— Appointments, &c.— Adams ... . Picturegram Regulations— Statutory Rules 1949, No. 22. 1310. Postal Regulations— Statutory Rules 1949— No, 23 ... 142461 words
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  1. Birds of a feather: [Gregory Mathews, ornithologist extraordinaire, and Lilian Medland, illustrator par excellence.]
    Mattingley, Christobel
    National Library of Australia News
    [ Article : 2003 ]
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  2. Birdwatching in the national capital fifty years ago [First published in Canberra Bird Notes, 23(2), 1998.]
    White, David
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    [ Article : 1999 ]
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  3. The history of Australian ornithology: from what to where?. -Paper presented at the Victorian Ornithological Research Group conference ( 1992 )-
    Shodde, Richard
    VORG Notes
    [ Article : 1992 ]
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  4. ABORIGINAL GROUND AND TREE DRAWINGS. (21 September 1898)
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    Science of man and journal of the Royal Anthropological Society of Australasia.
    [ Article : 1898 ]
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