Russell McGregor will talk about his latest book, Idling in Green Places, which tells the story of Alec Chisholm, a pioneer conservationist who inspired Australians to see nature anew.
Chisholm also won fame as a journalist, biographer, encyclopedia editor and historian. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Australian Historical Society in 1961 and served two terms as president.
About the speaker
Russell McGregor is an award-winning historian and adjunct professor at James Cook University. He writes mainly on Australian environmental history, nationalism and race relations. Like Chisholm, he is a keen birder. His most recent book is Idling in Green Places: A Life of Alec Chisholm, which tells the story of a pioneer conservationist who once ranked among Australia’s most popular nature writers.