Dudley Le Souef

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Dudley Le Souef
Profession zoo director
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Born 1856-09-28 in Australia
Dead 1923-09-06 in Australia
Country Australia

Title director 1902-1923
Location at Melbourne Zoo in Australia

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William Henry Dudley Le Souef , zoo director in Australia

Born 1856-09-28 in Australia dead 1923-09-06 in Australia , son of director Albert Le Souef and artist Caroline Le Souef .

William Henry Dudley Le Souef (28 September 1856 – 6 September 1923) was a founding member and founding Secretary of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union (RAOU) in 1901, also serving as President of that body 1907–1909. His egg collection was sold to Henry Luke White, becoming part of the H. L. White Collection which passed to the National Museum of Victoria.

Around 1902 he succeeded his father as director of Melbourne Zoo, and held that position until March 1923, when he retired due to ill-health. He had been violently attacked and robbed in 1919 and never properly recovered. His successor was Andrew Wilkie.

Le Souef was born on 28 September 1856, son of Albert Alexander Cochrane Le Souef and Caroline Le Souef, daughter of John Cotton. Two of his brothers were zoologists Ernest Albert Le Souef and Albert Sherbourne Le Souef.


Siblings through the father Albert Le Souef (1828-04-17 -- 1902-05-07):

  1. Ernest Le Souef Born 1869-09-13 Dead: † 1937-11-27
  2. Albert Le Souef

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Born: 1834-07-15

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). director William Henry Dudley Le Souef in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=476. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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