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Budden, Kevin, 1930-1950
Kevin Budden papers, 1948-1950
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Date of Work
Type of Material
0.15 metres of textual material (1 box)
Administrative / Biographical Note
An amateur snake collector from Randwick, Sydney, Kevin Budden was on a trip to far north Queensland in 1950 in search of snake specimens. Budden dreamt of capturing the highly feared and elusive taipan alive as no anti-venine existed at the time. During the capture of a taipan, Kevin Budden was bitten twice and died later the same day, 28 July 1950, at Cairns Base Hospital. Reference: The death of Kevin Budden by David Williams. http://www.kingsnake.com/aho/species/extras/budden.html (accessed October 17, 2011) The pioneers of venom production for Australian antivenoms by Peter Mirtschin. http://www.venomsupplies.com/assets/Pioneers-published-paper.pdf (accessed October 17, 2011)
Collection includes notebooks on the study of snakes (undated); two diaries, 1948 and 1950, of trips to the Atherton Tablelands; photograph albums containing photographs of snakes, family members and newsclippings on the death of Kevin Budden; a folder containing newsclippings on the death of Kevin Budden.
Copyright status: - In copyright - Applies to manuscript material
Copyright holder: - Dorothy Dale
May be copied for research and study purposes - Applies only to the notebooks and diaries of Kevin Budden in which Dorothy Dale owns copyright
May be copied for research and study purposes - Photographs in this collection created before 1955 are all out of copyright. Photographs created after 1955 are in copyright.
Please acknowledge: - Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder
Herpetology -- Australia.
Snakes -- Australia.
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