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Biographical entry Broadbent, Kendall (1837 - 1911)

Born
26 August 1837
Horsforth, near Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Died
16 January 1911
Occupation
Natural history collector and Geologist

Summary

Kendall Broadbent, described as a 'thorough field naturalist and a most discerning zoological collector', collected in every Australian state. He worked for the Queensland Museum 1880-1900 collecting fossils, animals and anthropological material. In 1891 the plant Melicope broadbentiana was named after him.

Details

Born Horsforth, near Leeds, Yorkshire, England, 26 August 1837. Died Brisbane, 16 January 1911. Arrived Victoria 1852; contracting work with his father; survived the wreck of the "Maria" 1872; collector for Count de Castenau Cape York and Gulf of Carpentaria 1873; collected around Port Moresby for British Museum 1875; collected for E.P. Ramsay (q.v.) of the Australian Museum 1877-79; collected for the Queensland Museum 1880-1893; attendant in the museum 1893-1900. Collected the type specimen of the Rufous Bristlebird 1858 and it was named "Dasyornis broadbenti" after him.

Archival resources

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

Queensland Museum Library

  • Kendall Broadbent - Records, 1880 - 1911; Queensland Museum Library. Details

Published resources

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.