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946087
  • Title
    Kevin Budden papers, 1948-1950
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 8097
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1948-1950
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    946087
  • Physical Description
    0.15 metres of textual material (1 box)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    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)
  • Scope and Content
    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.
  • Source
    Dorothy Dale
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and can take up to four days to retrieve.
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright - Applies to manuscript material
    Copyright holder:: Dorothy Dale
    Research & study copies allowed: Applies only to the notebooks and diaries of Kevin Budden in which Dorothy Dale owns copyright
    Research & study copies allowed: 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
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