Harley Webster (illustrator)

Hargreaves Ogilvie Webster (born 1909, date of death unknown) was an illustrator and conservationist. He was born in Bunbury, Western Australia. He is noted as a contributing illustrator to Birds of Western Australia and for work to protect the fauna of the Southwest Australia ecoregion, especially the noisy scrub-bird (Atrichornis clamosus).

Webster attended Bunbury High School and Claremont Training College, and completed a degree in Art at the University of Western Australia in 1962. Webster was a Primary School teacher, retiring from that occupation as the Albany Primary School's headmaster in 1974 to pursue his interest in the ornithology. His research on the scrub-bird and other fauna of the region is associated with the establishment of Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve.[1]

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  1. ^ "Webster, Harley (Hargreaves Ogilvie). Private Archives Manuscript Note (MN 2886 ACC 8159A)" (PDF). State Library of Western Australia. J. S. Battye Collection. Retrieved 7 July 2018.