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Biographical entry Frazer, Charles (1788? - 1831)

Born
1788?
Blair-Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
Died
22 December 1831
Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Botanist and Gardener

Summary

Charles Frazer was the Colonial Botanist in New South Wales from 1821 to 1831 and superintendent of the Botanic Garden from 1816 until his death. He was also a field collector and catalogued hundreds of Australian native plants.

Details

Events

1816
Career position - Arrived in Sydney with the 46th Regiment
1816 - 1831
Career position - Superintendent of the Botanic Garden
1817 - 1819
Career position - Colonial Collector on various expeditions with John Oxley
1821 -
Career position - Colonial Botanist in New South Wales
1827
Career position - Visited the Swan River in Western Australia with James Stirling

Archival resources

John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland

  • Charles Frazer - Records, 1828, OM87-25; John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Charles Frazer - Records, 1827; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Gilbert, Lionel, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney: a History 1816-1985, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1986, 224 pp. Details

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Davies, Gillian; Cawardine, Christine, 'Charles Fraser: Plant Collector and First Colonial Botanist', Australian Garden History, vol. 9, no. 4, 1998, pp. 13-14. 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.