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History of the CANBR

Files relating to the history of the Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, re-named from 2010 as the Centre for Australian National Boiodiversity Research, jointly managed by CSIRO Plant Industry and the Director of National Parks through the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Chronology of significant dates for CANBR and the parent organisations.

A brief history of the Australian National Herbarium, written by Helen Hewson in 2003.

A brief history of the Cryptogam Herbarium of the Australian National Herbarium, written by Heinar Streimann in 1992.

EUCLID - a brief history of the development of this computer based interactive identification tool written by Andrew Slee in 2007.

Australian Tropical Rain Forest Trees - a brief history of the development of this computer based interactive identification tool.

Background on the name change from Herbarium Australiense to Australian National Herbarium, 20/09/1983 (PDF letter).

Parliamentary questions on databasing at the Australian National Herbarium 1986-1987, including relationship with ANBG.

Notes on the Atherton Herbarium and Laboratories (ATH) of CPBR, precursor to the Australian Tropical Herbarium (CNS).

CSIRO Plant Industry and Australian National Botanic Gardens - a long association. A poster prepared for CSIRO's 75th Anniversary in 2001.

Report by Dr Nancy Burbidge on her time as the Australian Botanical Liaison Officer (ABLO) at Kew Herbarium in 1954 (also available in PDF format)

Role and duties of the Australian Botanical Liaison Officer (ABLO) before the position was abolished in 2009.

 

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