Trained at Kew, Boorman joined the staff of the Sydney Botanic Gardens, New South Wales, in January 1887. He was officially collector for the herbarium from 1901 until retirement (about 1930), accompanying Maiden on several trips, including one to Norfolk Island in 1902. Subsequently undertook extensive collecting throughout New South Wales. His main herbarium is at NSW, with some duplicates at A, BR, DBN, F, GB, GH, JE, L, MEL, MIN, MO, NY, P, S, UC, US, VT and WAG.
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]