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Biographical entry Bosisto, Joseph (1824 - 1898)

Born
21 March 1824
Leeds, England
Died
8 November 1898
Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Chemist and Pharmacist

Summary

Joseph Bosisto, a qualified pharmacist, arrived from England in 1848 to work for F.H. Faulding in Adelaide. He later set up business in Richmond, Victoria and became famous for products incorporating eucalyptus oil. He was a life-long friend of F. v. Mueller.

Details

Born Leeds, England, 21 March 1824. Died Richmond, Victoria, 8 November 1898. CMG 1886. Apprenticed to a druggist and gained certificates in 1847 from the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. Arrived Adelaide 1848; worked for F.H. Faulding 1848-51; Forest Creek goldfields 1851-52; set up pharmacy at Richmond 1852; his eucalyptus oil products sold in Britain, Europe, India and South Africa; partner of Felton and Grimwade 1882-85; became their subsidiary 1885; mortgaged his share to his partners 1889; served for 12 years on Richmond Municipal Council, mayor 1865-67; member for Richmond, Legislative Assembly 1874-89; introduced pharmacy bill 1876; member for Jolimont and West Richmond 1892-94. A founder and later president, Pharmaceutical Society of Victoria 1857.

Events

1895
Taxonomy event - Honoured with Eucalyptus bosistoana F.Muell.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Joseph Bosisto - Records, 1824 - 1898, MS 10963; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Joseph Bosisto - Records, 1882 - 1953; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Maiden, J.H., Records of Victorian Botanists, Victorian Naturalist, vol. 25, Melbourne, 1908, 101-117 pp. Details
  • Wrigley, J. and Fagg, M., Eucalypts: A Celebration, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest Australia, 2010, 344 pp. Details

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Bosisto, J, 'The materia medica of the Eucalypts', The Australian Medical Journal, T.M. Buzzard, Melbourne, 1885, pp. 441-451. Details
  • Bosisto, J., 'On the Eucalyptus globulus, or blue gum of Australia', The Australian Medical Journal, vol. 17, T.M. Buzzard, Melbourne, 1872, pp. 361-364. Details
  • Bosisto, J., 'Is the Eucalyptus a Fever-Destroying Tree?', Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions, J.& A. Churchill, London, 1874-1875, p. 270. Details
  • Bosisto, J., 'The Indigenous Vegetation of Australia, with Special Reference to the Eucalypti', Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions, J.& A. Churchill, London, 1886, pp. 13-16. Details
  • Bosisto, J., 'Note on Daviesia latifolia', Report of the Second Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 2, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1890, p. 554. Details
  • Bosisto, Joseph, 'Abstract of a Paper on the Yield and Uses of Volatile Oils, from Native and Imported Plants, in the Colony of Victoria', Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 6, Wilson & Mackinnon, Melbourne, 1865, pp. 52-61. Details
  • Bosisto, Joseph, 'On the Cultivation of Mentha piperita or True Peppermint, in Victoria, Based on a Report Received from England Relating to its Oil Value', Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 10, Wilson & Mackinnon, Melbourne, 1874, pp. 116-120. Details
  • Bosisto, Joseph, 'Is the Eucalyptus a Fever-Destroying Tree?', Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 12, Wilson & Mackinnon, Melbourne, 1874, pp. 10-23. Details
  • Bosisto, Joseph, 'Some Notes on the Culture of Opium in Gipps Land', Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 10, Wilson & Mackinnon, Melbourne, 1874, pp. 39-42. Details
  • Bosisto, Joseph, 'Mr. Bosisto's Essay on the Eucalyptus and its Properties', published in "Paris Universal Exhibition of 1878: Victoria, Australia, Official Catalogue of Exhibits," R.K. Burt & Co., Printers, London,1878, 1878, pp. 259-269. Details
  • Bosisto, Joseph, 'The Mimosa, or Wattle Bark Industry of Victoria', The Chemist and Druggist, with Australasian Supplement, vol. 1, 1878, pp. 19-20, 27-28, 37-38. Details
  • Bosisto, Joseph, 'Shellac', The Australasian Journal of Pharmacy, vol. 1, A.E. Massina, Melbourne, 1886, pp. 49-50. Details
  • Bosisto, Joseph, 'The Materia Medica of the Eucalyptus', The Australasian Journal of Pharmacy, vol. 1, A.E. Massina, Melbourne, 1886, pp. 1-6. Details
  • Bosisto, Joseph, 'Kinos', Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions, J.& A. Churchill, London, 1897, p. 193. Details
  • Bosisto, Joseph, 'Daviesia latifolia', Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions, series 4, J.& A. Churchill, London, 1898, p. 187. Details
  • Pearson, Michael, 'The good oil: eucalyptus oil distilleries in Australia.', Australasian Historical Archaeology, vol. 11, 1993, pp. 99-107. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.