An Emu for a nation: a centenary reflection on the journal and its discipline
The foundation of the Australasian Ornithologists' Union (later RAOU) coincided with the federation of the Australian States in 1901. Its journal, Emu, reflected many national concerns and anxieties, as well as those of international ornithology. Emu claimed a scope that embraced the region, but in practice Australian content dominated contributions. The interests of oology (egg-collecting) and private skin-collectors lent authority to reports about breeding habits from remote places....[Show more]
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