Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
William Michael Cusack was born on 12 November 1871 and died on 24 March 1965
The Forests Department of Western Australia has records of W. M. Cusack who was a forester stationed at Kalgoorlie 1918—25. William Michael Cusack was born on 12 November 1871 and died on 24 March 1965; he was employed by the Forests Department of the State from 1914 to 1936
? Collector of the type of Eucalyptus melanoxylon Maiden (1922)There appears some possibility of confusion of initials in the case of Cusack; the initials on the type material are ‘J. M.’, whilst the J. S. Battye Library of West Australian History records refers to a ‘J. P.’ Cusack who was a Forest Ranger at Kalgoorlie. Westonia, where the material was collected, is about midway between Perth and Kalgoorlie.
Source: Extracted from: Hall, N. (1978) Botanists of the eucalypts. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Melbourne