Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Wanganui, NZ, in 1919,
Educated in NZ with an M.Sc. in botany in 1950, Ph.D. from University of New Zealand in 1957 on a thesis of NZ forest history.
From 1942-45 was with NZ armed forces in the Middle East. From 19951-1956 was a university lecturer in NZ with two years in Jamaca (1951-52). Plant ecologist with CSIRO Land Surveys from 1957-1960. Research fellow in Biogeography, ANU, 1961-1966.
Briefly, for seven months appointed first Curator of the Canberra Botanic Gardens in 1966, before resigning to take up the position of Professor of Botany at the newly established university in Port Moresby, PNG. In August 1970 he accepted an appointment teaching biogeography at Canberra University.
Source: Extracted from: Flora Malesiana, Cyclopaedia of Collectors - Supplement II, p.80, (1974)
Portrait Photo: Extracted from: Canberra Times (1967)
2382 collections (mostly in PNG)