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Encyclopedia > Walter Oliver

Walter Reginald Brook Oliver (18831957) was an Australian-born New Zealand naturalist, ornithologist, and museum curator. 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Table of natural history, 1728 Cyclopaedia Natural history is an umbrella term for what are now usually viewed as several distinct scientific disciplines. ... Ornithology (from the Greek ornitha = chicken and logos = word/science) is the branch of biology concerned with the scientific study of birds. ... A curator of a cultural heritage institution (e. ...


Born in Launceston, Tasmania, Oliver emigrated with his family to Tauranga in 1896. Having already developed an interest in nature during his childhood, he systematically recorded natural observations throughout much of his life, joining other naturalists on an expedition to the Kermadec Islands as early as 1908. Launceston City Council, Coat of Arms Launceston City Council, Tasmania Launceston is a small city in the north of Tasmania, Australia, population of approximately 98,000, located at the juncture of the North Esk, South Esk, and Tamar rivers. ... Tauranga (population 107,706 — 2006 census) is the major city of the western Bay of Plenty on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Kermadec Islands are an island arc in the Pacific Ocean. ...


Oliver was appointed Director of the Dominion Museum in 1928 1, and in 1930, he published the seminal guide New Zealand Birds, which was updated and expanded in 1955. He retired from the position of Director in 1947. Oliver was active in numerous scientific societies, and was a prolific contributor to New Zealand scientific literature over a long career.


Oliver described several species new to science, including the Snares Penguin. Binomial name Eudyptes robustus Oliver, 1953 The Snares Penguin (Eudyptes robustus), also known as the Snares Crested Penguin and the Snares Islands Penguin, is a penguin from New Zealand. ...


External links

  • WRB Oliver from Encylopedia of New Zealand (1966)

 
 

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