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Biographical entry FitzGerald, Robert David (1830 - 1892)

Born
30 November 1830
Tralee, Kerry, Ireland
Died
12 August 1892
Hunter's Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Surveyor and Botanist

Summary

Robert David Fitzgerald worked in the New South Wales Department of Lands for some years before becoming Deputy-Surveyor-General in 1873 and Chief Mining Surveyor 1874-82. He was a keen ornithologist and also published a major study of Australian orchids.

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

  • Robert David Fitzgerald - Records, 1874 - 1892; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Herbarium, Melbourne

  • Robert David Fitzgerald - Records, 1871 - 1892, MSS M9; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Robert David Fitzgerald - Records, 1870 - 1890, MS 826; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Olsen, Penny, A Botanical Life : Robert David FitzGerald, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 2013, 159 pp. Details
  • Woolls, W., In Memory of R. D. FitzGerald, Sydney, 1892. Details

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Messmer, C.A., 'The Biography of Robert David FitzGerald, FLS, and Arthur James Stopps, FLS', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 48, no. 4, 1931, pp. 233-245. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.