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Understanding our natural world

/ May 17th, 2016 / Comments Off on Understanding our natural world

The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria (FNCV) is the oldest organisation of its kind in Australia. From its beginnings in 1880, the club has been centrally involved in campaigns to conserve the natural flora and fauna of Victoria. In the

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Publications

/ December 13th, 2011 / Comments Off on Publications

This is a complete and up-to-date list of all pubished books and articles written by Gary Presland (1) Authored books & edited volumes: 2016 Understanding our natural world: the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria 1880-2015 (Blackburn: Field Naturalists Club of

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News

/ July 1st, 2011 / Comments Off on News

Check out:  Gary’s newest book: a history of the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria (FNCV). This club is the oldest of its kind in Australia, having formed in 1880. In its early years the club was instrumental in having Wilsons Promontory

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For God’s Sake Send the Trackers

/ June 14th, 2011 / Comments Off on For God’s Sake Send the Trackers

The connections between police and Aborigines have always been strong and significant, and have many facets.  For God’s sake send the trackers details how, following the use of Queensland Aboriginal troopers during the 1879-80 hunt for the Kelly Gang, Victoria

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First People

/ June 14th, 2011 / Comments Off on First People

When Europeans first arrived in Victoria, Australia early in the nineteenth century, Aboriginal people had been living there for tens of thousands of years. The clans that lived around Port Phillip Bay and in central Victoria made up the eastern

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