Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born Cockenzie, Scotland, 9 Feb. 1822; died near Kei Is., Dutch East Indies, June 1879 [murdered].
Naval surveyor, captain, slave runner.
In Aust. at various times from 1849. Explored and had steamers on Murray River, Vic/S.A., from 1850.
Led expedition for SA govt on SS Eagle to N Australia 1867;
In north-western WA intermittently 1870-76.
Attributed with collection on Liverpool River, but probably collected by B.T.Gulliver.
Specimen at MEL
Source: George, A.S. (2009) Australian Botanist's Companion, Four Gables Press, WA. [consult for source references]
Portrait Photo: State Library of South Australia, via TROVE 2.1.2014