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Biographical entry Heyne, Ernst Bernhard (1825 - 1881)

15 September 1825
Meissen, Saxony, Germany
16 October 1881
Norwood, South Australia, Australia
Botanist and Horticulturalist


Ernst Heyne was secretary to von Mueller at the Melbourne Botanic Gardens 1853-1868. He went with von Mueller on several Victorian expeditions and helped to classify much of the botanical material collected by von Mueller in the 1850s.


Born Meissen, Saxony, 15 September 1825. Died Norwood, South Australia, 16 October 1881. Educated University of Leipzig (diploma in botany). Royal Botanic Gardens, Dresden, arrived Melbourne in the Godefroi 1849, chief plantsman, Melbourne Botanic Gardens 185?-52, secretary to Mueller 1853-69, to Adelaide January 1869, established nursery at Hackney, near Adelaide, and a shop for seeds and plants in Rundle Street, Adelaide, worked until he became ill with asthma. In 1871 he published The Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Garden, which was enlarged as The Amateur Gardener in 1881 and ran to four editions. Commemorated by Aster heynei F. Meull. and Cyperus ornatus heynei.


c. 1845
Education - Diploma in Botany completed at the University of Leipzig, Germany
Life event - Arrived in Australia (Melbourne)
1850s - 1852
Chief Plantsman at the Melbourne Botanic Gardens

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

Published resources


  • Maiden, J.H., Records of Victorian Botanists, Victorian Naturalist, vol. 25, Melbourne, 1908, 101-117 pp. Details

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Journal Articles

  • Cleland, J.B., 'Dicksonia in the Mount Lofty Ranges', South Australian Naturalist, vol. 43, 1968. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.