Thousands of Australians learned their natural history along the track with Crosbie Morrison during his Sunday evening radio program on Radio 3 DB-3LK.
Morrison was a trained scientist, passionate naturalist and a journalist who did everything from general and political reporting to leader writing with The Argus before Sir Keith Murdoch poached him to edit a new magazine, Wild Life.
The radio show was intended as a brief burst of publicity for Wild Life but it ran for over 20 years. Morrison used the program to lobby for a National Parks Authority which was finally set up under Morrison's directorship in 1957.
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