Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Son of F.M.Bailey, and worked as his assistant from 1889, before being
appointed Curator of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens (1905-1916). He succeeded
his father as Government Botanist for 18 months in 1915-1916 before moving
to Adelaide as Director of that Botanic Garden (1917-1932). His herbarium
is in A, BRI and K.
Extracted from: A.E.Orchard (1999) A History of Systematic Botany in Australia, in Flora of Australia Vol.1, 2nd ed., ABRS. [consult for source references]
Son of F.M.Bailey. Appointed assistant to his father 1889; Director, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, 1905-16; also Govt Botanist Qld 1915-16 (wrote botanical reports); Director, Botanic Gardens of Adelaide 1917-32; then retired to Brisbane; wrote gardening p. of Brisbane Telegraph.
Collected widely in Qld, e.g. Killarney 1891, Eumundi 1892 Bulloo R 1896 Herberton 1899, Atherton Tableland 1899, Gulf of Carpentaria (incl. Sweers Is.) & the far west 1901. Also in Tas, e.g. Mt Wellington Jan. 1892 (with J.F.Shirley ), Dec. 1897.
Specimens at A, BRI, K, MEL, NSW
President Roy. Soc. Qld 1909.
Portrait: Brisbane Courier 1 July 1905 p. 12; Marks (I960) pl. II; Aitken (2006) p. 135.
Obit.: C.T.White, J, Bot. 76: 307 (1938)
Source: George, A.S. (2009) Australian Botanist's Companion, Four Gables Press, WA. [consult for source references]