Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Surveyor in Queensland, who in 1886 was instructed to survey Port Moresby and environs in New Guinea.
In 1887 leader of an expedition to British New Guinea equipped by the Vict. Branch of the Roy. Geogr. Soc. of Australasia; W.A. Sayer accompanied the expedition as a naturalist.
Dendrobium cuthbertsonii was named after him. This plant was collected by him on Mt Obree.
Source: Extracted from: Flora Malesiana, series 1, vol. 1, 1950