1979 Australian of the Year Conservationist and Naturalist
DOB: 1 / Jan / 1930
From: Western Australia
Perth-born Harry Butler trained as a teacher before commencing a career as an environmental consultant in the 1960s. He worked for corporate clients and government bodies and undertook a major study of Western Australian animals. From 1976 to 1981 he presented the popular ABC television series In the Wild. During 2012, Dr Harry Butler was appointed an officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia and named a National Living Treasure by the National Trust.