T. S. Hart was one of the early members of the Field Naturalist Club of Victoria.
As a young boy he formed with his brothers their own Natural History Society
and Saturday Club. The club members spent their weekends making excursions
in the heathlands around Brighton and Caulfield. Hart's career as a teacher
took him to the Ballarat district for twenty years, and to Bairnsdale for
another fourteen years. His unrivalled acquaintance with the plants of these
areas resulted in several publications (Hart 1917, 1923). In retirement, Hart
led many Field Naturalists' excursions in the greater Melbourne area, including
the foothills of the Dandenongs where he lived.
Extracted from: Flora of Victoria, Vol. 1, Chap 5, 'Botanical Exploration of Victoria', by J.H.Willis & Helen M. Cohn (1993). [consult for source references]