Series 98 - Anjeli Nathan papers

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Anjeli Nathan papers


  • 1980 - 1999 (Creation)

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2.8 m (14 type 1 boxes)

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(1975 - 1999)

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Anjeli Catherine Nathan was born in Mallorca on 18 March 1975 before moving to Canberra with her family. Nathan began her undergraduate years as a Science/Arts student at the Australian National University in 1993. In 1995 she took a semester off to work for Dr Rob Magrath as a field assistant on his project on white-browed scrub wrens. In June 1997 Anjeli began her honours course under the supervision of Professor Andrew Cockburn and his PhD student Sarah Legge. Her Honours research led to her thesis "Sibling Rivalry in the Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)”. She graduated with First Class Honours and the University Medal in 1998. Nathan died on 3 November 1999 while on a field research project in South Africa. The Anjeli Nathan Memorial Scholarship was established to promote the study of field-based biology in Botany and Zoology at The Australian National University.

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This series documents the academic progress of an ANU Science student who graduated with First Class Honours and the University Medal in 1998. It includes material from her primary and secondary education, university studies and extracurricular activities, as well as personal correspondence and photographs. There is also material relating to her death and the setting up of the Anjeli Nathan Scholarship and Fund.


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Open access except Box 10 and some material in Box 11 restricted. Researchers must sign an access agreement.

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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 4 September 2007




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