Biographical entry White, Samuel (1835 - 1880)
- 15 June 1835
St Johns Wood, England
- 16 November 1880
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Samuel White managed his father's property at Tatiara, South Australia from the 1850s and began collecting ornithological specimens. He led a number of expeditions in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, as well as north of Australia. On one of these expeditions he found a new blue wren, Malurus callainus.
Born London, 15 June 1835. Died Sydney, 16 November 1880. Arrived Australia 1842. Managed his father's station, Tatiara, in the south-east of South Australia during the 1850s. After his father's death in 1860 he began a series of collecting expeditions, including along the Murray River (1863, 1865); north of Lake Eyre 1863; west of Spencer Gulf 1865; Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria 1867-68; North Queensland 1871, 1878-79; Torres Straits islands 1878-79; Aru Islands, Arafura Sea 1880.
Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales
- Edward Pearson Ramsay - Records, 1860 - 1912, ML MSS 563; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
- White, S. A., The Life of Samuel White, Adelaide, 1920. Details
- Cunneen, Chris, 'White, Samuel (1835-1880), ornithologist', in Bede Nairn (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 6, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1976, pp. 390-391. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A060420b.htm. Details
- Parker, S. A., 'Samuel White's Ornithological Explorations in Northern South Australia in 1863', South Australian Ornithologist, vol. 28, no. 5, 1980, pp. 113-119. Details
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