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Royal Australian Historical Society

Idling in green places: A life of Alec Chisholm

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Wednesday 7 October from 1pm to 2pm

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.

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