Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born London, England, 3 May 1831; died Brisbane, Qld, 22 Aug. 1908.
To N.Z. 1850. Arrived Sydney, NSW, 1852; moved to Qld 1860.
Parliamentary officer (Clerk, Legislative Assembly, Brisbane, for 47 years), company director, horticulturist. Member, Qld Acclimatisation Soc. from 1862. Wrote several papers on economic botany, e.g. olives.
Collected plants for F.M.Bailey: on Peel Is., Moreton Bay 1875, Thursday Is. July 1885; also fungi.
Specimens at BRI?, MEL.
Commemorated in Microstylis, Nepenthes, Phaius, Uncaria.
FLS 1871; CMG 1892.
Portraits: Short (1990) p. 98; Sim (1996).Obit.: Brisbane Courier, 23 Aug. 1908 (portrait).
Source: George, A.S. (2009) Australian Botanist's Companion, Four Gables Press, WA. [consult for source references]
Portrait Photo: Extracted fromJohn Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland via TROVE