Pauline Neura Reilly - Honours


  • 1981 - elected a Fellow of the RAOU
  • 1987 and 1992 - received Whitley Book Awards for Best Children's Series from the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
  • 1994 - awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to ornithology
  • 1994 - awarded the Wilderness Society Award for Children's Literature (non-fiction)
  • 2001 - awarded the RAOU's John Hobbs Medal for contributions to amateur ornithology in Australia
  • 2005 - awarded the W. Roy Wheeler Medallion for contributions to field ornithology by Bird Observation & Conservation Australia

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