Neil Murray

Neil Murray

Neil Murray is an Ecological and Conservation Geneticist. He is currently an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution at La Trobe University. He is a member of the Recovery Teams for the Orange-bellied Parrot and the Helmeted Honeyeater, and in 1988 was appointed the first Convenor of the Scientific Advisory Committee to Victoria’s Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act.

Website: https://scholars.latrobe.edu.au/display/ndmurray

Neil Murray reviews 'Night Parrot: Australia’s most elusive bird' by Penny Olsen

May 2019, no. 411 22 April 2019
Neil Murray reviews 'Night Parrot: Australia’s most elusive bird' by Penny Olsen
Night Parrot by Penny Olsen is more than a biography of a bird that spent most of the twentieth century successfully hiding from people. It is a historical biography of human determination and obsession, and of the ways in which this bird has acted as a catalyst for transitions between those two psychological states. Indeed, the book itself is a product of extreme determination: the preface that ... (read more)