Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born Ireland, 24 August 1854; died WA?, 5 January 1889.
Arrived WA 1 February 1862.
Surveyor, including telegraph line Albany to Eucla, 1874, Barrens, again to W end of Bight incl. Hampton Ra. & Eucla 1877; Fortescue River 1878; with Alexander Forrest in Kimberley incl.Beagle Bay, between Lagrange Bay and De Grey R. 1879, Ashburton River, 1883, Roebourne, 1884, Gascoyne River 1884, between Northampton & Sharkand Bay 1884, Geographe Bay 1885, Lyndon River 1885, Exmouth 1885.
Specimens at MEL (some ex Sonder Herbarium), NSW, PERTH.
Commemorated in Pentaptilon careyi (F.Muell.) E.Pritz. in the Goodeniaceae.
Source: George, A.S. (2009) Australian Botanist's Companion, Four Gables Press, WA. [consult for source references]