Timeline references

  • Catalogue of the birds … in the British Museum. BMNH 1874-1898 (27 volumes)
  • Chisholm, A.H. 1938. John Gilbert and some letters to Gould. Emu 38: 186-199.
  • Chisholm, A.H. 1940. The story of John Gilbert. Emu 40: 156-176.
  • Chisholm, A.H. 1941. Strange New World: the adventures of John Gilbert and Ludwig Leichhardt. Angus & Robertson, Sydney.
  • Chisholm, A.H. 1973. Strange Journey. Rigby Ltd, Australia.
  • Fisher, C.T. 1985. Two previously unpublished letters with the correct version of a third. Australian Zoologist  22 (1): 5-14. 
  • Fisher, C.T. 1986. A type specimen of the Paradise Parrot Psephotus pulcherrimus (Gould, 1845). Australian Zoologist  22 (3): 10-12.
  • Fisher, C.T. 1992. The importance of early Victorian natural hisorians in the discovery and interpretation of the Australian fauna. With special reference to John Gilbert. PhD thesis, Liverpool Polytechnic and National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside.
  • Frith, H.J and Calaby, J.H. (eds). 1974. Fauna survey of the Port Essington District, Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory of Australia. CSIRO Division of Wildlife Research Technical Paper 28.
  • Gould, John. 1848.  The birds of Australia. 7 volumes. Published by the author, London.
  • Gould, John. 1865. Handbook to the birds of Australia. 2 vols. Published by the author, London.
  • McAllan, I.A.W. 1994. John Gilbert’s missing months. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 35 (1): 155-179.
  • Mackaness, G. 1947. 2 parts. Some private correspondence of Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin. Privately printed, Sydney.
  • Moyal, A.M. 1976. A bright and savage land. Collins, Sydney.
  • Sauer, G.C. 1982. John Gould, the bird man: a chronology and bibliography. Henry Sotheran, London.
  • Spillett , P. 1972. Forsaken settlement; an illustrated history of the settlement of Victoria, Port Essington, 1838-1849. Lansdowne Press, Melbourne.
  • Torrens, H. 1987. John Gilbert … new light on his work in England. Archives of Natural History 14 (2): 211-219.
  • Troughton,  E.C.G. 1965. Furred animals of Australia. Angus & Robertson, Australia.
  • Wagstaffe, R. & Rutherford, G. 1954-5. Letters from Knowsley Hall, Lancashire. John Gould and John Gilbert. North-western Naturalist for September 1954: 353-364, December 1954: 487-503, March 1955: 9-22, June 1955: 169-172.
  • Whittell, H.M. 1941-1942. A review of the work of John Gilbert in Western Australia. Parts 1-3. Emu 41: 112-129, 41: 216-242 & 41: 289-305.
  • Whittell, H.M. 1949. The visit of John Gilbert to the Swan River Colony. West. Aust. Hist. Soc. 4 (1): 23-53.
  • Whittell, H.M. 1954. The literature of Australian birds. Brokensha Pty. Ltd, Perth.
  • Wollaston, Archdeacon Wollaston of Bunbury: see Chisholm 1973: 52 for the entry in his diary refering to Gilbert and Drummond trying to get to King George's Sound overland