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Biographical entry Forrest, John (1847 - 1918)

Born
22 August 1847
Preston Point, Western Australia, Australia
Died
3 September 1918
Sierra Leone
Occupation
Explorer and Surveyor

Summary

(Sir/Baron) John Forrest was on the staff of the Surveyor-General's Office 1865-1890. He led a number of expeditions in the uncharted wilderness of Western Australia and brought back many specimens for botanists and geologists. He was premier of Western Australia 1890-1901.

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Events

1890 - 1901
Career position - Premier of Western Australia
1941
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus formanii C.A.Gardner was named in his honour. Forrest also was joint collector of the type

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia

  • John Forrest - Records, 1865 - 1918, ACC 2181A; JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • John Forrest - Records, 1900 - 1918, ML MSS 931; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Baigent, Elizabeth, 'John Forrest, first Baron Forrest, 1847-1918', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details
  • Crowley, F. K., 'Forrest, Sir John (Baron Forrest) (1847-1918)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981, pp. 544-551. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080565b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Powell, J. M., 'John Forrest 1847-1918; Alexander Forrest 1849-1901', Geographers: Bibliographical Studies, vol. 8, 1984, pp. 39-43. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.