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"Gulliver's White-eye"

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Old Friday 24th November 2017, 08:46   #1
Björn Bergenholtz
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"Gulliver's White-eye"

Here´s some additional info on yet another guy I stumbled upon along the way, commemorated in the eponym .....

gulliveri as in:
• the invalid (earlier long-debated subspecies) Gulliver's White-eye Zosterops (luteus) "gulliveri "RAMSAY & CASTELANU 1877 (here) as "Zosterops (Tephras?) Gulliveri" [today most often treated as a synonym of Zosterops luteus GOULD 1843]:
From Mr. Gulliver's collection
= the English (or English-Australian) Botanist Thomas "Tom" Allen Gulliver (18471931), who had come to Australia (to collect Plants for "von Mueller"/"von Müller") ... and there he stayed ... later also collector of birds (incl. the "type"), telegraph officer (in the remote telegraph station in Normanton, Gulf of Carpentaria) in Queensland, postmaster, nurseryman, long-time gardener in Townsville ... who died 13 June 1931, at the age of 84 ...when he fell into a goldfish pond in his garden at night!

We apparently missed an interesting speech by Local historian Helen Lucas, of Townsville’s Catholic Archives, held 10 May 2016 (here, with a a photo of old "Tom).

Also see this Master thesis by Ian Fraser, 2003 (p.155). As well as Mr. Gulliver's Obituary, published in Townsville Daily Bulletin, 15th of June 1831 (here) , or see the short notice of his Death in the Brisbane Courier, 18th of June 1931 (here).

Not to confuse with his brother and companion Benjamin Thomas Gulliver.

However: enjoy!


PS. The same Paper (of the OD) also includes a readworthy reprimand to Mr. Diggles, in "kindly spirit" on "Poephila atropygialis", on the page 382. That´s the way to do it.
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Old Friday 24th November 2017, 11:56   #2
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Originally Posted by Calalp View Post
PS. The same Paper (of the OD) also includes a readworthy reprimand to Mr. Diggles, in "kindly spirit" on "Poephila atropygialis", on the page 382. That´s the way to do it.
What they are citing is: Poephila atropygialis [here], The Queenslander, 12 Aug 1876.
Zoonomen cites it from the Brisbane Courier of 5 Aug, however: [here].

(In any case, not from Ramsay & Castelnau, notwithstanding the reprimand.)

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