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Biographical entry Carron, William (1821 - 1876)

Born
18 December 1821
Pulham, Norfolk, England
Died
25 February 1876
New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Botanist and Forester

Summary

William Carron was botanist to the expedition to Cape York under Edmund Kennedy in 1848, William Carron was also a collector for the Sydney Botanic Gardens 1866-75 and collected information on forest reserves for the New South Wales Lands Department.

Details

Born Pulham, Norfolk, England, 18 December 1821. Died Grafton, 25 February 1876. Gardener in England; arrived Sydney 1844 in charge of plants for Alexander McLeay's garden; Thomas Shepherd's Darling nursery 1844-48; botanist to Edmund Kennedy's expedition to Cape York 1848; clerk, Department of the Superintendent of Convicts 1848-53; locker, Customs Department 1853-54; visited England 1854-55; locker-in-charge, Lamb's warehouse 1855-66; collector for the Sydney Botanic Gardens 1866-75; reported on twenty forest reserves in northern New South Wales 1872; inspector of forests and forestry ranger, Clarence district 1876. Several plants were named after him.

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

  • William Carron - Records, 1865 - 1867, A6991; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • William Carron - Records, c. 1870 - 1871, C351-2; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • William Carron - Records, 1875 - 1876, B1426; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Gilbert, Lionel A., 'William Carron, Botanist and Explorer, 1821-1876', Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. xlvii, no. 5, 1961, pp. 292-311. Details
  • 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

McCarthy, G.J.