Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born Dunfermline, Scotiand, 24 June 1829; died near Kilmore,French Is., Vic, 4 Oct. 1885.
Squatter. Arrived Port Phillip, Vic, 1839, & settled at 'Mercer's Vale'. With brothers took up pastoral station (Tyntynder') nearSwan Hill, 1846-68.
Collected for Mueller 1859-65 incl Lake Tyrrell with J.Wilhelmi. Wrote on Aborigines. Later moved to French Is., collecting there 1873.
Commemorated in Dicrastylis.
Specimens at BRI, MEL.
Source: George, A.S. (2009) Australian Botanist's Companion, Four Gables Press, WA. [consult for source references]
Portrait Photo: Extracted from TROVE http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/182621758 2013