Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England on 2 Oct. 1860; emigrated to Australia 1864; married Edith Emma Ingamells at Newtown, Geelong, Vic. on 16 Apr. 1884; died Gosford, N.S.W. on 19 Jan. 1931.
School teacher at Geelong, Vic. from 1875; head teacher at Warrabine 1880, later at Niranda East & Geringhap, then assistant at Geelong Flinders School. Transferred to Dept of Agriculture Feb. 1898; in July 1906 appointed Principal, Viticultural Station at Rutherglen; resigned 1920. Collected in Vic. around Geelong, You Yangs c. 1889; on Barwon & Leake Rivers 1895. Specimens at E, MEL. Wrote several papers for Geelong Naturalist, 1895–97; also report on phylloxera in Vic.
George, A.S. (2009) Australian Botanist's Companion, Four Gables Press, WA. [consult for source references]
Marriage Notice, The Geelong Advertiser newspaper, Friday 25 Apr. 1884, p. 2. Available online via Trove at https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/149142686
Silver Wedding Announcement, The Geelong Advertiser newspaper, Friday 16 Apr. 1909, p. 1. Available online via Trove at https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/147929250
Obituary, "Beyond The Veil: Mr G. H. Adcock", The Gosford Times newspaper, Thursday 22 Jan. 1931, p. 8. Available online via Trove at https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/163889870