Biographical entry Chisholm, Alexander Hugh (Alec) (1890 - 1977)


28 March 1890
Maryborough, Victoria, Australia
10 July 1977
Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia
Conservationist, Journalist, Ornithologist, Writer and Writer of Inscription


Alexander Hugh (Alec) Chisholm was a writer, journalist, ornithologist and conservationist. Chisholm joined the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union in 1908 and campaigned for bird conservation throughout his life, writing hundreds of articles about native birds in scholarly and popular publications. Chisholm worked at the Sydney Daily Telegraph (1922-33) and the Melbourne Argus and Australasian (1933-38). He was editor-in-chief of the ten-volume Australian Encyclopaedia (Sydney, 1958), for which he received an OBE (1958).


Kloot, Tess Chisholm, Alexander Hugh (Alec) (1890-1977), Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Accessed 12 February 2013.