Tarlton Rayment


Tarlton Rayment

Percy Tarlton Rayment FRZS (27 November 188217 June 1964) was an Australian artist, author, broadcaster, poet, naturalist, entomologist and beekeeper of English origin. He was born in Reading, Berkshire, moved to Australia as a young man, and died in Melbourne, Victoria. He is especially renowned for his extensive pioneering studies of Australia’s native bees.

Apart from numerous papers and articles in the entomological literature and in natural history journals and popular magazines, books authored by Rayment include:
* 1916 - "Money in Bees in Australasia". Whitcombe & Tombs: Melbourne. (Handbook to beekeeping).
* 1933 - "The Prince of the Totem". Robertson & Mullens: Melbourne. (Collection of Aboriginal tales and legends for children).
* 1935 - "A Cluster of Bees". Endeavour Press: Sydney. (Major monograph comprising 60 essays on Australian bees).
* 1937 - "The Valley of the Sky". Ivor Nicholson & Watson: London. (Novel).
* 1945 - "Eagles and Earthlings. A metrical tribute to the air crews in the war". Author. (Poetry).
* 1946 - "Profitable Honey Plants of Australasia". Whitcombe & Tombs: Melbourne. (Handbook to beekeeping).
* 1953 - "Bees of the Portland District". Portland Field Naturalists Club.

References

* Young, Lynette. (1967). "The Melody Lingers On. Biography of Tarlton Rayment". Hawthorn Press: Melbourne.


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