Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born Melbourne, Vic, 30 June 1848; died Balbinia Stn, WA, 20 May 1930.
Jackaroo, dairy farmer near Geelong, Vic. Brother of Sarah Brooks. In 1873 moved to WA & tried various leases before establishing Balbinia Station NNW of Israelite Bay in 1883.
From July 1877 to 1884 was also a linesman at Israelite Bay Telegraph Station, then at Balbinia Stn.
Collected for Mueller.
Specimens at E, K, NSW, PERTH (3).
Letter describing natural features of Israelite Bay read by Mueller & published in Report of 6th Meeting of Austral. Assoc. Adv. Sci., pp 561-569 (1895) (cited as Brooke).
Portrait: Bridges (2004) Challenge in Isolation p. 109.; also http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/173884199
Source: George, A.S. (2009) Australian Botanist's Companion, Four Gables Press, WA. [consult for source references]