Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Ros Garnet was a chemist who, after working for the Commonwealth Health Department Laboratory at Port Pirie (South Australia) from 1928 to 1930, joined the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories in Melbourne, retiring in 1971.
He was best known for his commitment to the conservation movement and his public advocacy for national parks. As Secretary of the Standing Committee on National Parks and National Monuments of the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria he played a leading role in drafting what became the Victorian National Parks Act of 1946.
Garnet was heavily involved in the establishment of the Victorian National Parks Association, serving as founding Secretary from 1952 to 1973 and on Council for 30 years.
He was a member of the Committee of Management of the Wyperfeld National Park for 20 years, his interest in native flora leading him to publish Vegetation of Wyperfeld National Park (north-west Victoria) (1965). Other books included Wildflowers of south-eastern Australia (1974) and The wildflowers of Wilsons Promontory (1971).
His field-guides are extensively illustrated with his own line-drawings of plants, together with some of his photos.
Other publications he has written includ Spider, Insect and Man and editor and co-author of Venomous Australian Animals Dangerous to Man.
Source: Extracted from: https://www.eoas.info/biogs/P002119b.htm
Portrait Photo: back dust-jacket, The wildflowers of Wilsons Promontory.
Data from 45 specimens