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

  • Type of material
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  • Physical Description
    0.15 metres of textual material (1 box)

    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.

    The death of Kevin Budden by David Williams. (accessed October 17, 2011)

    The pioneers of venom production for Australian antivenoms by Peter Mirtschin. (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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