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Biographical entry Brown, John Ednie (1848 - 1899)

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Born
1848
Scotland
Died
26 October 1899
Cottesloe, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Botanist and Forester

Summary

John Ednie Brown worked for government forestry institutions in New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia. In 1882 his book Forest Flora of South Australia was published. Botanical illustrator Rosa Fiveash worked with lithographer H. Barrett to illustrate this work (1882-1890).

Details

Born Scotland, 1848. Died Cottesloe, Perth, 26 October 1899. Nursery and forest management with his father 1864-66; assistant agent and forester, Invercauld estate, Aberdeenshire; laid out plantations and managed estates, Yorkshire and Sussex; United States and Canada 1871-72; conservator of forests, South Australia 1878-90; director-general of forests in New South Wales 1890-94; examination of forests in Western Australia for the Bureau of Agriculture 1895; conservator, Department of Woods and Forests, Western Australia 1896-99.

Events

1883
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus leucoxylon var. pauperita J.E.Br.
1883
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus leucoxylon var. macrocarpa J.E.Br.
1890
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus lansdowneana F.Muell. & J.E.Br.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Maiden, J.H., 'A Century of Botanical Endeavor in South Australia', Australasian Association for Advancement of Science, vol. xi, 1907, pp. 158-199. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Hall, Norman, Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J., Moje, C.R. & Walsh, N.G.