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Biographical entry Woolls, William (1814 - 1893)

Born
30 March 1814
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Died
14 March 1893
Burwood, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Botanist and Educator

Summary

William Woolls was an educationist who wrote on the flora and fauna of New South Wales. He taught at The Kings School and Sydney College before setting up his own school in Parramatta in 1841.

Details

Events

1900
Taxonomy event - Honoured with Eucalyptus woollsiana R.T.Baker
1917
Taxonomy event - Collector of the type Eucalyptus beyeri R.T.Baker

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

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

  • Angus & Robertson - Records, 1824 - 1933, ML MSS 314; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Edward Pearson Ramsay - Records, 1860 - 1912, ML MSS 563; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • H. Parkes - Records, A925; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • William Woolls - Records, 1885, ML MSS 873; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • William Woolls - Records, 1872 - 1890; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • William Wools - Records, P2/W; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Herbarium, Melbourne

  • William Woolls - Records, 1871 - 1889, MSS M46; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details

Powerhouse Museum

  • Woolls, William, 1814-1893, 1886 - 1892, MRS 4, MRS 202; Powerhouse Museum. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Gilbert, Lionel, William Woolls, 1814-1893: 'a Most Useful Colonist', Mulini Press, Canberra, 1985, 138 pp. Details
  • Thompson, M. M. H., William Woolls: a Man of Parramatta, Hale and Ironmonger, Sydney, 1986, 135 pp. Details
  • Woolls, W., In Memory of R. D. FitzGerald, Sydney, 1892. Details

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Maiden, J.H., 'Records of Australian Botanists - (a) General, (b) New South Wales', Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. xlii, 1908, pp. 60-132. 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.