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Charles Barrett Charles Barrett i(A23382 works by) (a.k.a. Charles Leslie Barrett; Charles L Barrett)
Also writes as: C. L. Barrett ; Donald Barr ; An Australian (1879-1959) ; Wurama ; Malorus ; C. B.
Born: Established: 26 Jun 1879 Hawthorn, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 16 Jan 1959 Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Male
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Well-known as a naturalist and journalist, Barrett was the author of more than one hundred books, whose topics include Indigenous Australians, natural history, travel, history, social life and customs. He was a member of the literary staff of the Melbourne Herald for thirty-three years from 1906. conducting the Wild Nature Notes page, the Australian Boys' Page and the Camp Fire in the Weekly Times. He contributed the column 'From my Inglenook: Gossip on Nature, Men and Books' to All About Books (1929) and edited The Victorian Naturalist (1925-40), Pals (1920-27) and some Australian First World War journals. Under the pseudonym 'Malorus' he contributed stories to Pals. A serial 'The Wide Horizon' was published in Everylady's Journal. Barrett was awarded the Australian Natural History Medallio in 1953.

During World War I Barrett served in the Middle East with the Australian Camel Brigade Field Ambulance. During this period he edited the service magazine, the Kia-ora Coo-ee, for which he wrote a regular 'Nature Studies in Palestine' column along with occasional travel/historical articles.

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  • See also the full Australian Dictionary of Biography Online entry for Charles Barrett.
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