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Biographical entry Forster, Johann Georg Adam (1754 - 1794)

Born
26 November 1754
Prussia, Germany
Died
10 January 1794
Paris, France
Occupation
Botanical collector and Artist

Summary

Johann Georg A. Forster was a botanical collector with James Cook's second expedition to the Pacific 1772-75 on board the "Resolution".

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details
  • Johann Georg Adam Forster and Johann Reinhold Forster - Records, 1772 - 1775, MS 051; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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

  • Johann Georg Adam Forster - Records, 1778 - 1785, A4142; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Johann Georg Adam Forster - Records, 1778 - 1790, MS 4244; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Joseph Banks - Records, 1745 - 1820, MS 9; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Joseph Banks - Records, 1745 - 1814, MS 989; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Bodi, Leslie, 'Forster, Johann Georg(e) Adam (1754-1794), Writer, traveller and revolutionary', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 1, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966, pp. 402-403. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010370b.htm. Details
  • Dippel, Horst, 'Conflicting Anthropological Concepts: Georg Forster and Johann Reinhold Forster on New Zealand', in BRAUND, James (ed.), Ferdinand Hochstetter and the Contribution of German-Speaking Scientists to New Zealand Natural History in the Nineteenth Century, Peter Lang, Frankfurt, 2012, pp. 29-46. Details
  • Jefcoate, Graham, 'Johann Georg Adam Forster, 1754-1794', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details

Edited Books

  • Thomas, Nicholas and Berghof, Oliver, assisted by Newell, Jennifer. (eds), a Voyage Round the World, by George FORSTER, edited by Nicholas Thomas and Oliver Berghof; assisted by Jennifer Newell, vol. 1 & 2 of 2, University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu, 2000, Vol 1., 523 pp., Vol. 2, 398 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Braund, J. N., 'Die Königinn der südlichen Welt'? Georg Forster und Neuseeland', Georg-Forster-Studien, vol. 11, 2006, pp. 239-56. Details
  • Carolin, R. C., 'J. R. and J. G. A. Forster and Their Collections', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, vol. 88, 1963, pp. 108-111. Details
  • Iredale, T., 'George Forster's Paintings', The Australian Zoologist, vol. 4, 1925, pp. 48-53. Details
  • Iredale, T., 'J. R. and G. Forster, Naturalists', Emu, vol. 37, 1937, pp. 95-99. 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

Reviews

  • Dawson, Ruth, review of Forster, George, A Voyage Round the World, edited by Nicholas Thomas and Oliver Berghof, assisted by Jennifer Newell (2000), Pacific Circle Bulletin, vol. 6, 2000, pp. 25-27. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.