Neville Walsh

Neville Walsh

Senior Conservation Botanist

Neville Walsh is the Senior Conservation Botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. His work involves survey and development of recovery strategies for threatened Victorian plants as well as taxonomic research in a number of plant groups, principally the genus Pomaderris in the family Rhamnaceae, Melicytus (Violaceae) and genera of Australian Asteraceae, Poaceae and Lobeliaceae (Campanulaceae subfamily Lobeloideae). Neville has a background in botanical survey, particularly of alpine/subalpine vegetation, and continues with this work from time to time. He is co-editor of the four volume Flora of Victoria and has submitted accounts of various plant groups for publication in the Flora of Australia. He is a member of the Australian Plant Census working group, the Mountain Invasions Research Network (MIREN) and is a member of recovery teams for threatened plants and animals in Victoria.


  • Refereed journal articles
  • Books
  • Book chapters
  • Theses
  • Other

Birch, J.L., Berwick, F., Walsh, N.G., Cantrill, D.J. and Murphy, D.J. (accepted 2015). Distribution of morphological diversity within widespread Australian species of Poa (Poaceae, tribe Poeae) and implications for taxonomy of the genus. Australian Systematic Botany.

Stajsic, V., Walsh, N.G., Douglas, R., Messina, A. and Molloy, B.P.J. (2015). A revision of Melicytus (Violaceae) in mainland Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 27, 305–323.

Walsh, N. (2015). Correction to synonymy of Olearia tenuifolia in Walsh (2014), Muelleria 32, pp. 34–38Muelleria 33, 115.

Birch, J.L., Cantrill, D.J., Walsh, N.G. and Murphy, D.J. (2014). Phylogenetic investigation and divergence dating of Poa (Poaceae tribe Poeae) in the Australasian Region. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 175, 523–552. DOI: 10.1111/boj.12185.

Marks, C. and Walsh, N. (2014). Taxonomic reassessment of Kelleria (Thymelaeaceae) in Australia and recognition of a new endemic Victorian species. Muelleria 33, 3–11.

Messina, A., Callahan, D.L., Walsh, N.G., Hoebee, S.E. and Green, P.T. (2014). Testing the boundaries of closely related daisy taxa using metabolomic profiling. Taxon 63, 367–376.

Messina, A., Walsh, N.G., Hoebee, S.E. and Green, P.T. (2014). A revision of Olearia section Asterotriche (Asteraceae: Asterae). Australian Systematic Botany 27, 199–240.

Nylinder, S., Lemey, P., de Bruyn, M., Suchard, M.A., Pfeil, B.E., Walsh, N. and Arneberg, A.A. (2014). On the biogeography of Centipeda: a species-tree diffusion approach. Sytematic Biology 63, 178–191.

Thiele, K.R. and Walsh, N.G. (2014). Rorippa dictyosperm and R. cygnorum have mucous seeds. Nuytsia 24, 17–18.

Walsh, N. (2014). A revision of the Coronidium scorpioides (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) complex. Muelleria 32, 16–33.

Walsh, N. (2014). Notes on Olearia (Asteraceae: Astereae) in south-east Australia: O. tenuifolia, O. adenophora and description of a new species endemic to eastern Victoria. Muelleria 32, 34–38

Messina, A., Walsh, N.G., Hoebee, S.E. and Green, P.T. (2013). A morphological assessment of the Olearia phlogopappa complex (Asteraceae: Asterae). Australian Systematic Botany 26, 31–80.

Nylinder, S., Cronholm, B., Lange, P.G. de, Walsh, N. and Anderberg, A.A. (2013). Species tree phylogeny and character evolution in the genus Centipeda (Asteraceae): evidence from DNA sequences from coding and non-coding loci from the plastid and nuclear genomes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68, 239–350.

Reiter, N., Lawrie, A. and Walsh, N. (2013). The mycorrhizal association of Borya mirabilis, an endangered Australian native. Muelleria 31, 81–88.

Walsh, N.G. (2013). Maireana obrienii (Chenopodiaceae), a new species from eastern Australia. Muelleria 31, 61–64.

Walsh, N.G. and O’Brien, E. (2013). Gynodioecy in Teucrium racemosum (Lamiaceae). Muelleria 31, 77–80.

French, P., James, E. and Walsh, N. (2012). Analysis of genetic variation in a disjunct, narcotic producing, population of Duboisia hopwoodiiMuelleria 20, 65–71.

Hurry, C.R., Walsh, N.G. and Murphy, D.J. (2012). A taxonomic review of Triodia bunicola and T. scariosa (Poaceae: Chloridoideae), based on morphological and molecular data. Australian Systematic Botany 25, 304–312.  

Seipel, T, Kueffer, C., Rew, L.J., Daehler, C.C., Pauchard, A., Naylor, B.J., Alexander, J.A., Edwards, P.J., Parks, C.G., Arevalo, J.R., Cavieres, L.A., Dietz, H., Jakobs, G., McDougall, K.., Otto, R. and Walsh, N. (2012). Processes at multiple scales affect richness and similarity of non-native plant species in mountains around the world. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21, 236–246.

McDougall, K.L., Alexander, J.M., Haider, S., Pauchard, A., Walsh, N.G. and Kueffer, C. (2011). Alien flora of mountains: global comparisons for the development of local preventive measures against plant invasions. Diversity and Distributions 17, 103111.

Stewart, H.L. and Walsh, N.G. (2011). A morphological comparison betweenDigitaria coenicola and D. divaricatissima (Poaceae: Paniceae). Muelleria 29, 190200.

Linder, H.P., Baeza, M., Barker, N.P., Galley, C., Humphreys, A.M., Lloyd, K.M., Orlovich, D.A., Pirie, M.D., Simon, B.K., Walsh, N. and Verboom, A. (2010) A generic classification of the Danthonioideae (Poaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 97(3), 306–364.

Best, R.J., Francis, D.E. and Walsh, N.G. (2009). A new subspecies of Stylidium armeria (Stylidiaceae) from the Macedon Range, Victoria. Muelleria 27, 174–178.

Corrick, M.G. and Walsh, N.G. (2009). A new species of Pultenaea (Fabaceae) from central Victoria. Muelleria 27, 179–182.

Dennis, R. and Walsh, N.G. (2009). A revision of the Leucochrysum albicans (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) complex. Muelleria 28, 122–135.

Messina, A., Walsh, N.G. and Whiffin, T. (2009). Recognition of a new species of Pomaderris(Rhamnaceae) in eastern Victoria based on morphological and chemica data. Muelleria 28, 136–145.

Ohlsen, D.J., Puttock, C.F. and Walsh, N.G. (2009). Phenetic analysis of Ozothamnus hookeriMuelleria 28, 110–121.

Walsh, N.G., Albrecht, D.E. and Knox, E.B. (2009). Notes and new taxa in Lobelia sect.Holopogon (Campanulaceae: Lobelioideae). Muelleria 28, 146–162.

Giles, R.L., Drinnan, A.N. and Walsh, N.G. (2008). Variation in Phebalium glandulosum subsp. glandulosum: morphometric and anatomical evidence (Rutaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 21, 271–288.

McDougall, K.L. and Walsh, N.G. (2008). A conspectus of high-countryCraspedia (Asteraceae) of mainland south-eastern Australia. Muelleria 26(2), 3–10.

Walsh, N.G. (2008). Two new Pomaderris (Rhamnaceae) from south-eastern Australia. Muelleria 26(2), 11–16.

Walsh, N.G. (2008). A new species of Poa (Poaceae) from the Victorian Basalt Plain. Muelleria 26(2), 17–20.

McDougall, K.L. and Walsh, N.G. (2007). Treeless vegetation of the Australian Alps. Cunninghamia 7, 601–610.

Walsh, N.G. (2007). A revision of Eriochlamys (Asteraceae, Gnaphalieae).Muelleria 25, 101–114.

Walsh, N.G. and Albrecht, D.E. (2007). Lobelia cleistogamoides (Campanulaceae, subfamily Lobelioideae, Lobelia sect. Holopogon), a new species related to L. heterophylla from Western Australia and South Australia.Nuytsia 17, 397–402.

Walsh, N.G. (2006). Lectotypification of Sclerolaena glabra (F. Muell.) Domin (Amaranthaceae/Chenopodiaceae). Muelleria 22, 111–112.

Weiller, C.M., Stajsic, V. and Walsh, N.G. (2006). New Victorian endemic species of Poa L. (Poaceae). Muelleria 22, 11–18.

Williams, M.L., Drinnan, A. and Walsh, N.G. (2006). Variation withinProstanthera spinosa F. Muell. (Lamiaceae): evidence from morphological and molecular studies. Australian Systematic Botany 19, 467–477.

McDougall, K.L., Morgan, J.W., Walsh, N.G. and Williams, R.J. (2005). Plant invasions in treeless vegetation of the Australian Alps. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 7, 159–171.

Ovenden, S.P.B., Yu, J., Wan S.S., Sberna, G., Tait, R.M., Rhodes, D, Cox, S., Coates, J., Walsh, N.G. and Meurer-Grimes, B.M. (2004). Globoidnan A: a lignan from Eucalyptus globoidea inhibits HIV integrase. Phytochemistry 65, 3255–3259.

Walsh, N.G. (2004). Two new wattles endemic to Victoria. Muelleria 19, 3–8.

Walsh, N.G. (2004). Olearia brevipedunculata (Asteraceae): a new species from alpine areas of mainland Australia. Muelleria 19, 95–100.

Walsh, N.G. (2004). A new species of Leionema (Rutaceae) from south-eastern New South Wales. Telopea 10, 805–810.

Walsh, N.G. and McDougall, K.L. (2004). Progress in the recovery of the flora of treeless subalpine vegetation in the Kosciuszko National Park after the 2003 fires. Cunninghamia 8, 439–452.

May, T., New, T., Walsh, N.G. and Yen, A. (2003). The Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act and the conservation of lesser known groups of biota.Victorian Naturalist 120, 246–260.

Bartolome, M., Walsh, N.G., James, E.A. and Ladiges, P.Y. (2002). A new, rare species of Acacia from north-east Victoria. Australian Systematic Botany 15, 465–475.

Coates, F., Walsh, N.G. and James, E.A. (2002). Threats to the survival of the Grampians pincushion lily (Borya mirabilis, Liliaceae) – a short-range endemic from western Victoria. Australian Systematic Botany 15, 477–483.

Flann, C., Ladiges, P.Y. and Walsh, N.G. (2002). Morphological variation inLeptorhynchos squamatus (Gnaphalieae: Asteraceae). Australian Systematic Botany 15, 205–219.

McDougall, K.L. and Walsh, N.G. (2002). The flora of Nungar Plain, a treeless sub-alpine frost hollow in Kosciuszko National Park. Cunninghamia 7, 601–610.

Walsh, N.G. and McDougall, K.L. (2002). Calotis cuneata var. pubescens (Asteraceae), change in rank and notes on its distribution and ecology.Muelleria 16, 43–45.

Walsh, N.G. and Briggs, B.G. (2003). Ranunculus amplus (Ranunculaceae) a new stoloniferous species from Victoria. Muelleria 17, 15–17.

Walsh, N.G. (2001). A revision of Centipeda (Asteraceae). Muelleria 15, 33–65.

Brown, A.J. and Walsh, N.G. (2000). A revision of Agrostis billardierei R. Br. (Poaceae). Muelleria 14, 65–90.

Walsh, N.G. (1999). New species in Asteraceae from the subalps of Southeastern Australia. Muelleria 12, 223–228.

Walsh, N.G. and Albrecht, D.E. (1998). A new species of Eucalyptus (series Subexsertae) from the Northern Territory. Muelleria 11, 41–44.

Walsh, N.G. and Coates, F. (1997). New taxa, new combinations and an infrageneric classification in Pomaderris (Rhamnaceae). Muelleria 10, 27–56.

Walsh, N.G. (1996). A new species of Gynatrix endemic to Victoria. Muelleria 8, 191–193.

Linder, H.P. and Walsh, N.G. (1995). A new species of Rytidosperma (Poaceae: Arundinae) in New South Wales and Victoria. Muelleria 8, 283–285.

Entwisle, T.J., Albrecht, D.E. and Walsh, N.G. (1994). Ground flora diversity and associations in Victoria. Victorian Naturalist 111, 80–86.

Walsh, N.G. (1994). Pomaderris brevifolia (Rhamnaceae), a new species from south-west Western Australia. Muelleria 8, 107–112.

Albrecht, D.E. and Walsh, N.G. (1993). Two new species of Boronia (Rutaceae) endemic in Victoria. Muelleria 8, 21–26.

Walsh, N.G. (1992). A new species of Pomaderris Labill. (Rhamnaceae) from north-east Victoria. Muelleria 7, 447–449.

Walsh, N.G. (1992). New taxa in Victorian Poaceae 2. Muelleria 7, 451–456.

Walsh, N.G. (1992). Lectotypification of Fumaria muralis Sond. ex Koch (Fumariaceae). Muelleria 7, 495–496.

Walsh, N.G. (1992). A new combination in Pomaderris Labill. (Rhamnaceae) in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 30, 117–118.

Walsh, N.G. (1991). New taxa in Victorian Poaceae. Muelleria 7, 379–387.

Walsh, N.G. (1990). A new species of Cassinia R. Br. (Asteraceae) from south-west Victoria. Muelleria 7, 141–145.

Walsh, N.G. (1990). Two new species of Pomaderris Labill. (Rhamnaceae) from New South Wales. Muelleria 7, 207–212.

Walsh, N.G. (1990). The Pomaderris oraria F.Muell. complex in Australia. Muelleria 7, 267–287.

Lander, N.S. and Walsh, N.G. (1989). Olearia astroloba (Asteraceae: Astereae) a new species endemic to Victoria. Muelleria 7, 123–125.

Walsh, N.G. (1989). Two new species of Pomaderris Labill. (Rhamnaceae) from south-eastern Australia. Muelleria 7, 81–89.

Walsh, N.G. (1989). A new species of Tetrarrhena R. Br. (Poaceae) from Victoria and New South Wales. Muelleria 7, 95–98.

Willson, M.F., Irvine, A.K. and Walsh, N.G. (1989). Vertebrate dispersal syndromes in some Australian and New Zealand plant communities, with geographic comparisons. Biotropica 21, 133–147.

Walsh, N.G. (1988). Two new species of Pomaderris Labill. (Rhamnaceae) from southeastern New South Wales. Muelleria 6, 429–436.

Walsh, N.G. and Albrecht, D.E. (1988). Three new species of Phebalium Vent. sect. Eriostemoides Endl. (Rutaceae) from south-eastern Australia. Muelleria 6, 399–410.

Walsh, N.G. (1987). Richea gunnii (Epacridaceae), a new species record for Victoria. Victorian Naturalist 104, 82–84.

Walsh, N.G. and Albrecht, D.E. (1986). Mirbelia pungens (Papilionaceae), a new species record for Victoria. Victorian Naturalist 103, 5–8.

Walsh, N.G., Barley, R.H. and Gullan, P.K. (1986). The alpine vegetation of Victoria (excluding the Bogong High Plains). Muelleria 6, 265–292.

Green, J.G. and Walsh, N.G. (1984). The Swamp Fern Thelypteris confluens(Thelypteridaceae), a new species for Victoria. Victorian Naturalist 101, 135–137.

Mansergh, I.M. and Walsh, N.G. (1983). Observations on the Mountain Pygmy Possum (Burramys parvus) on Mt Higginbotham, Victoria. Victorian Naturalist100, 106–114.

Forbes, S.J., Walsh, N.G. and Gullan, P.K. (1982). Vegetation of East Gippsland. Muelleria 5, 53–113.

Walsh, N.G. (1982). Actinotus forsythii (Apiaceae): A Flannel Flower for Victoria. Victorian Naturalist 99, 252–253.

Gullan, P.K., Walsh, N.G. and Forbes, S.J. (1981). Vegetation of Gippsland Lakes catchment. Muelleria 4, 333–383.

Walsh, N.G. (1981). Blechnum vulcanicum (Blechnaceae): a new species record for Victoria. Victorian Naturalist 98, 144–145.

Walsh, N.G. and Stajsic, V. (2007). A census of the vascular plants of Victoria, 8th edn. Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, South Yarra.

Groves, R.H., Hosking, J.R., Batianoff, G.N., Cooke, D.A., Cowie, I.D., Johnson, R.W., Keighery, G.J., Lepschi, B.J., Mitchell, A.A., Morkerk, M., Randall, R.P., Rozefelds, A.C., Walsh, N.G. and Waterhouse, B.M. (2003). Weed categories for natural and agricultural ecosystem management. Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra.

Ross, J.H. and Walsh, N.G. (2003). A census of the vascular plants of Victoria, 7th edn. Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, South Yarra.

Maslin, B.R., Tame, T., Coleman, H., McDonald, M.W., Spokes, T., O'Leary, M.,Walsh, N.G., Kodela, P.G. and Thiele, K. (2001). Wattle: Acacias of AustraliaCD-ROM. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra and Department of Conservation and Land Management, Perth.

Walsh, N.G. and Entwisle, T.J. (1999). Flora of Victoria, vol. 4. Inkata Press, Melbourne.

Walsh, N.G. and Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Flora of Victoria, vol. 3. Inkata Press, Melbourne.

Walsh, N.G. and Entwisle, T.J. (1994). Flora of Victoria, vol. 2. Inkata Press, Melbourne.

Foreman, D.B. and Walsh, N.G. (1993). Flora of Victoria, vol. 1. Inkata Press, Melbourne.

Walsh, N.G. (2015). Centipeda. In A.J.G. Wilson (ed.) Flora of Australia, vol. 37. Asteraceae 1. ABRS Canberra; CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Walsh, N.G. (2009). Poaceae [Tribes Aveneae, Meliceae, Pooideae; various genera]. In A.J.G. Wilson (ed.) Flora of Australia, vol. 44a, Poaceae 2. ABRS, Canberra; CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Walsh, N.G. and Norton, G.M. (2007). Fumariaceae. In A.J.G. Wilson (ed.), Flora of Australia, vol. 2, Winteraceae to Platanaceae, pp. 400–412. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra and CSIRO, Melbourne.

Walsh, N.G. (2009). Leymus. In A.J.G. Wilson (ed.), Flora of Australia, vol. 44A, p. 95. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra and CSIRO, Melbourne.

Walsh, N.G. (2009). Apera. In A.J.G. Wilson (ed.), Flora of Australia, vol. 44A, pp. 242–243. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra and CSIRO, Melbourne.

Walsh, N.G., Weiller, C.M. and Thompson, I.R. (2009). Poa. In A.J.G. Wilson (ed.), Flora of Australia, vol. 44A, pp. 301–338. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra and CSIRO, Melbourne.

Weiller, C.M. and Walsh, N.G. (2009). Glyceria. In A.J.G. Wilson (ed.), Flora of Australia, vol. 44A, pp. 72–77. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra and CSIRO, Melbourne.

Weiller, C.M., Walsh, N.G. and Thompson, I.R. (2009). Deyeuxia. In A.J.G. Wilson (ed.), Flora of Australia, vol. 44A, pp. 190–213. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra and CSIRO, Melbourne.

Weiller, C.M., Walsh, N.G. and Thompson, I.R. (2009). Austrofestuca. In A.J.G. Wilson (ed.), Flora of Australia, vol. 44A, pp. 274–277. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra and CSIRO, Melbourne.

Weiller, C.M., Walsh, N.G. and Thompson, I.R. (2009). Festuca. In A.J.G. Wilson (ed.), Flora of Australia, vol. 44A, pp. 277–284. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra and CSIRO, Melbourne.

Weiller, C.M., Walsh, N.G. and Thompson, I.R. (2009). Lolium. In A.J.G. Wilson (ed.), Flora of Australia, vol. 44A, pp. 284–290. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra and CSIRO, Melbourne.

Williams, A.R., Weiller, C.M. and Walsh, N.G. (2009). Puccinellia. In A.J.G. Wilson (ed.), Flora of Australia, vol. 44A, pp. 266–274. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra and CSIRO, Melbourne.

Eichler, H, Jeanes, J.A. and Walsh, N.G. (2007). Ranunculaceae. In Flora of Australia, vol. 2, pp. 290–357. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra and CSIRO, Melbourne.

Walsh, N.G. (2007). Fumariaceae. In A.J.G. Wilson (ed.), Flora of Australia,vol. 2, pp. 400–412. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra and CSIRO, Melbourne.

Beardsell, D., Walsh, N.G. and Beardsell, C. (2005). Flora. In A. Brown-May and S. Swain (eds), Encylcopaedia of Melbourne, pp. 274–277. Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.

Walsh, N.G. (1982). Investigations toward an assessment of the taxonomic status of the Pomaderris elliptica complex in Victoria. M.Sc. (prelim.) thesis, Monash University, Clayton.

Other articles

Messina, A., Hirst, M.J., Walsh, N.G. (2017) Getting by with a little help from my friends. Samara: The International Newsletter of the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership. Issue 30. Aug 2016 - Jan - 2017, 13 

Walsh, N.G. (2006). Jim Ross, botanist and administrator. Australian Systematic Botany Newsletter 125, 8–10.

Walsh, N.G. (2004). Vale - Don Foreman. Australian Systematic Botany Newsletter 119, 7–11.

Walsh, N.G. (2003). Book review: Ausgrass: grasses of AustraliaAustralian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter 114, 23–24.

Walsh, N.G. (1999). Book review: Flora of Australia, vol. 48, Ferns, Gymnosperms and Allied GroupsMuelleria 12, 241–242.

Walsh, N.G. (1998). Australians discover new species in secluded region. World of Wood 51, 4–5.

Walsh, N.G. (1997). Gregory National Park: the 1996 Mueller Commemorative Expedition. Botanic Magazine 7, 56–60.

Walsh, N.G. (1997). Book review: Wildflowers of southern Western Australia.Muelleria 10, 159.

Walsh, N.G. (1995). Book review: The bush, a guide to the vegetated landscapes of AustraliaVictorian Naturalist 112, 262–263.

Walsh, N.G. (1991). Book review: A key to Australian grassesMuelleria 7, 415.

Walsh, N.G., Parkes, D.M. and Moorrees, A.M. (1985). The conservation status of vegetation communities in East Gippsland. Parkwatch 140, 16–23.


Coates, F. and Walsh, N.G. (2009). The influence of fire history on treeless subalpine vegetation at Mt Buffalo National Park. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Heidelberg, Victoria.

Wahren, C.-H.A. and Walsh, N.G. (2000). Impact of fire in treeless subalpine vegetation at Mt Buffalo National Park, 1982–1999. La Trobe University, Bundoora.

Gullan, P.K., Cheal, D.C. and Walsh, N.G. (1990). Rare or threatened plants in Victoria. Department of Conservation and Environment, Victoria.

Rees, H. van and Walsh, N.G. (1985). Monitoring of the burnt vegetation the Mt Buffalo plateau, Victoria. Department of Conservation, Forests and Lands, East Melbourne.

Gullan, P.K., Parkes, D.M., Walsh, N.G. and Barley, R.H. (1984). Fire and sites of botanical significance in East Gippsland. National Herbarium of Victoria, South Yarra.

Walsh, N.G., Barley, R.H. and Gullan, P.K. (1984). The alpine vegetation of Victoria. Department of Conservation, Forests and Lands, East Melbourne.

Gullan, P.K., Earl, G.E., Forbes, S.J., Barley, R.H. and Walsh, N.G. (1983). Sites of botanical significance in Central Gippsland. Ministry for Conservation, Melbourne.

Norris, K.C., Mansergh, I.M., Ahern, L.D, Belcher, C.A., Temby, I.D. andWalsh, N.G. (1983). Vertebrate fauna of the Gippsland Lakes Catchment, Victoria. Fisheries and Wildlife Division, Ministry for Conservation, Melbourne.