2015 Serventy Memorial Lecture

Eric McCrum

My Life as a Naturalist

How fortunate I have been to meet up with so many naturalists when young, who helped to open my eyes to the vast diversity of life on Earth! With Peter Slater, Eric Lindgren and Kevn Griffiths as companions – birds, marine life and fungi became my interests. Whence then the interests in spiders, lichens, clouds, insects, reptiles and geology? And my interest in Aboriginal language, such as relating to the place names of WA towns?’  Eric McCrum OAM

So what is Eric’s story? Come along and find out from the man himself, who regularly features as a wildlife expert on the 720 ABC Perth radio Breakfast program and was awarded the Centennial Medal in 2001.


DATE: Wednesday, 25 March at 7.30pm

VENUE: Social Sciences Lecture Theatre UWA  <-  (click for map)

COST: $20 Enquiries: 9389 8289

The Serventy Memorial Lecture is the main source of funding for the Serventy Memorial Prizes for students awarded annually by this Club at the four Western Australian universities. The Serventy Memorial Fund was created to acknowledge the contribution by the Serventy family to the Western Australian Naturalists’ Club, with the aim of assisting and encouraging young people in their study of natural history.

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