After emigrating to Australia he became Resident Magistrate at Geraldton, Western Australia. He accompanied F.T.Gregory's expedition to north-western Australia in 1861, sending botanical collections to F.Mueller. These are now in MEL.
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]