The Victorian Naturalist

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Dr Gary Presland, Dr Maria Gibson and Michael McBain

The Victorian Naturalist is the journal of the FNCV and has been published continuously since 1884. It is currently issued six times a year, and is received as part of the membership subscription of the FNCV.

The journal publishes a mixture of scientific Research Reports, Contributions, Naturalist Notes and Book Reviews, intended to appeal to a wide readership. Articles judged to be Research Reports or Contributions are refereed by external authorities.

The journal’s editors accept articles of relevance to Australia on the widest range of natural history subjects. Articles with an historical focus on significant people or events within the areas of interest are also considered for publication.

Guidelines for Authors

All papers submitted for publication in The Victorian Naturalist must follow the Guidelines for Authors. All correspondence, including submission of papers, should be addressed to:

       The Editor
       The Victorian Naturalist
       The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
       BLACKBURN Victoria 3130



Recent issue of The Victorian Naturalist
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The Victorian Naturalist Digital Archive

The Victorian Naturalist Digital Archive: Vol. 1 (1884) - Vol. 137 (2020), comprises 137 complete volumes of The Victorian Naturalist journal in word-searchable PDF’s, grouped in 3 folders. Instructions on how to search these files is contained in the MS Word document ‘Readme’ on the USB. This can be obtained at the FNCV office or through the FNCV book sales officer, Kathy Himbeck (contact her on RRP $88, Member price $70