- Gregory Mathews
Gregory Macalister Mathews CBE (
10 September 1876- 27 March 1949) was an Australian amateur ornithologist.
Mathews made his fortune in
miningshares, and moved to Englandaround 1900. He wrote "The Birds of Australia" (twelve volumes, 1910-1927), assisted by Tom Iredale.
He was Chairman of the
British Ornithologists' Clubfrom 1935-1938Bull. B.O.C. Vol. 58] . He was made CBE in 1939 for his services to ornithologyBull. B.O.C. Vol. 59] .
Mathews described "M. s. musgravei", currently recognized as a subspecies of the
Splendid Fairy-wren, in 1922 as a new species of bird. [Mathews, G.M. (1922). The Birds of Australia. London: Witherby Vol. 10  .]
In 1939 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union, and served as its President 1946-1947. He donated his ornithological library to the
National Library of Australiain 1939.
* Robin, Libby. (2001). "The Flight of the Emu: a hundred years of Australian ornithology 1901-2001". Carlton, Vic. Melbourne University Press. ISBN 0-522-84987-3
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