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Biographical entry French, Charles Hamilton (1868 - 1950)

10 June 1868
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
17 July 1950
Deepdene, Victoria, Australia


Charles Hamilton French was attached to the Victorian Department of Agriculture as inspector of plant diseases and subsequently became assistant Government Entomologist and later Government Biologist.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

National Herbarium, Melbourne

  • Charles Hamilton (1) French - Records, 1887; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details

Published resources


  • Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932, 380 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Pescott, R. T. M., 'French, Charles (1842-1933) and Charles Hamilton (1868-1950)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981, pp. 585-586. Also available at Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.