First Surveyor-General of Western Australia. He undertook 16 expeditions in Western Australia, primarily in search of pastoral country. On his expeditions he also collected mineral, plant and animal specimens. The plant specimens were sent to K, with some also in G. He was instrumental in training later explorers, particularly Forrest and the Gregory brothers (see A.C.Gregory).
Extracted from: A.E.Orchard (1999) A History of Systematic
Botany in Australia, in Flora of Australia Vol.1, 2nd ed.,
ABRS. [consult for source references]