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Biographical entry Mueller, Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von (1825 - 1896)

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Born
30 June 1825
Rockstock, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany
Died
10 October 1896
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Botanist and Naturalist

Summary

Ferdinand von Mueller was the first Government Botanist of Victoria and held the post for 43 years from 1853 until his death. From 1853-1873 Mueller was Director of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens and in 1855-1856 was naturalist to the North Australian Exploring Expedition. He was the inaugural president, Royal Society of Victoria, 1860. During his career he wrote over 800 papers and articles on different aspects of botany. He was the author of many Eucalyptus species, several of which are now recognised as species of Corymbia.

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Mueller was council member of the Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science, 1854; council member of the Philosophical Society of Victoria, 1854; first honorary member, Philosophical Institute of Victoria, 1855; president, Philosophical Institute of Victoria, 1859; inaugural president, Royal Society of Victoria, 1860.

Events

c. 1853 - 1873
Career position - Director of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens
1853 - 1896
Career position - Government Botanist of Victoria
1855 - 1856
Career position - Naturalist to the North Australian Exploring Expedition
1859
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus tetrodonta F.Muell.
1859
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus tessellaris F.Muell.
1859
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus patellaris F.Muell.
1859
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus dichromophloia F.Muell.
1860
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus ficifolia F.Muell.
1860
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus microcorys F.Muell.
1863
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus diversicolo F.Muell.
1870 - 1871
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus regnans F.Muell.
1882
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus todtian F.Muell.
1890
Taxonomy event - Honoured with Eucalyptus muelleriana A.W.Howitt

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts

  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1868; Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts. Details

Archives Office of Tasmania

  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1869 - 1870, CSD7/28/296; Archives Office of Tasmania. Details
  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1871, CSD7/45/845; Archives Office of Tasmania. Details
  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1860, CSD1/45/391; Archives Office of Tasmania. Details

Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide

  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1880 - 1890, O9 M9; Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide. Details

The Linnean Society of New South Wales

  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1892 - 1893; The Linnean Society of New South Wales. Details

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

  • Anna Frances Walker - Records, 1806 - 1910, PXD 38-2; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Augustus Charles Gregory - Records, 1842 - 1903, MS 191-8 and Q420-42; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Clarke Family Papers - Records, 1789 - 1879, ML MSS 139; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • David Lindsay - Records, 1878 - 1924, ML MSS 200; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, c. 1885 - c. 1893, Am 27; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 581.61 2C1; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1862 - 1873, ML MSS 562; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • George Ernest Morrison - Records, 1850 - 1932, ML MSS 312; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Georgina King - Records, 1888 - 1921, ML MSS 2117; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Gerard Krefft - Records, 1881, A263; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • H. Parkes - Records, A925; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Henry William Potts - Records, 1882 - 1967, ML MSS 2697; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • James Erskine Calder - Records, 1831 - 1876, A605; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • John Brown - Records, 1821 - 1867, A271; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Linnean Society of New South Wales - Records, 1826 - 1970, ML MSS 2009; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • New Guinea Mission - Papers, 1886 - 1889, A406; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Royal Geographical Society of Australasia - Records, 1833 - 192?, ML MSS 2134; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, New South Wales Branch - Records, 1883 - 1906, ML MSS 853; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, New South Wales Branch - Records, 1883 - 1907, ML MSS 774; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, New South Wales Branch - Records, A2664; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Victorian Branch - Records, A39; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Victorian Branch - Records, A38; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Royal Park Zoological Society - Records, 1862 - 1885, A345; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • William Branwhite Clarke - Records, 1858 - 1878, ML MSS 3608; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • William Montagu Manning - Records, 1811 - 1895, ML MSS 246; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Herbarium, Melbourne

  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1847, MSS M42; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details
  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1894, MSS M22; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details
  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1888 - 1896, MSS M23; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details
  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1877 - 1896, MSS M26; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details
  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, c. 1887, MSS M27; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details
  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1895 - 1896, MSS M29; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details
  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1888 - 1889, MSS M31; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details
  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1891 - 1895, MSS M32; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details
  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1857 - 1859, MSS M34; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details
  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1847, MSS M43; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details
  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1890, MSS M52; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details
  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1888 - 1895, MSS M33; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details
  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details
  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1894, MSS M28; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details
  • Frederick McCoy - Records, 1857 - 1889, MSS M35; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details
  • William Jackson Hooker - Records, 1854 - 1863, MSS M2; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1858 - 1896; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Powerhouse Museum

  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1883 - 1896, MRS 4, 7, 10, 12, 13, 125 ...; Powerhouse Museum. Details

Royal Society of Tasmania

  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1867 - 1891, RSA/B.13; Royal Society of Tasmania. Details

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Correspondence re a proposed Antarctic expedition, 1890 - 1897, D 7520(L); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details
  • Davenport Family - Records, PRG 40; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details
  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1893 - 1895, D 4704(L); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details
  • Friedrich Krichauff - Records, 1840 - 1948, PRG 715; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details
  • Sir Henry Ayers - Records, 1873, D 3141(L); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1857 - 1896, MS 5088, 580/1, H 16497 etc; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

State Records of South Australia

  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1861 - 1896, 970/5&12 and others; State Records of South Australia. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1873 - 1896, 61/12; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

University of Tasmania Library, Special/Rare Collection

  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1867 - 1881, C 7/64-66 and others; University of Tasmania Library, Special/Rare Collection. Details

Western Australia Herbarium

  • Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller - Records, 1892 - 1896, 58(044) Mue; Western Australia Herbarium. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Bentham, George and Mueller, Ferdinand, Baron von, Flora Australiensis, Lovell-Reeve, London, 1863. Details
  • Chisholm, A. H., Ferdinand von Mueller, Great Australians, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1962. Details
  • Home, R. W., A distant authority: Ferdinand (von) Mueller, the communication of ideas, and the colonial search for international standing in science, Ancora Press: Monash University, Melbourne, 2016, 20 pp. Details
  • Jahn, Ilse and Schmidt, Isolde, Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Müller (1825-1896): Ein Australienforscher aue Rostock und die Universität Rostock, Universität Rostock, Rostock, Germany, 1996. Details
  • Kynaston, Edward, A Man on Edge: a life of of Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller, Allen Lane, London; Ringwood, 1981. Details
  • Maiden, J.H., Records of Victorian Botanists, Victorian Naturalist, vol. 25, Melbourne, 1908, 101-117 pp. Details
  • Mueller, Ferdinand Baron von, Fragmenta phytographiae Australiae (1858-82), auctoritate gubern. coloni Victori, ex officina Joannis Ferres, Melbourne, 1858. Details
  • Mueller, Ferdinand von, Introduction to botanic teachings at the schools of Victoria : through references to leading native plants, John Ferres, Government Printer, Melbourne, 152 pp. Details
  • Mueller, Ferdinand, Baron von, Eucalyptographia : a descriptive atlas of the eucalypts of Australia and the adjoining islands. Decades I - X [10 volumes], John Ferres, Government Printer, Melbourne, 1879-1884. Also available at http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924074094446#page/n437/mode/2up/. Details
  • Olsen, Penny, Collecting ladies : Ferdinand von Mueller and women botanical artists, NLA Publishing, Canberra, ACT, 2013, 237 pp. Details
  • Voight, Johannes H., Die Erforschung Australiens: Der Briefwechsel zwischen August Pettermann and Ferdinand von Mueller 1861-1878, Justus Perthes Verlag, Gotha, 1996, 159 pp. Details
  • Willis, J.H., Botanical Pioneers in Victoria, Victorian Naturalist, vol. 66, [Brown Pier Anderson], [Melbourne], 1949, 19 pp. Details
  • Willis, Margaret, By Their Fruits. A life of Ferdinand von Mueller, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1949. Details

Book Sections

  • Gillbank, L. and Maroske, S., 'Behind the botany of the Horn Expedition: Ferdinand Mueller's documentation of the larapintine flora', in Morton, S. R. and Mulvaney, D. J. (eds), Exploring central Australia: society, the environment and the 1894 Horn Expedition, Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton, N.S.W., 1996, pp. 209-21. Details
  • Gillbank, Linden, 'Scientific Exploration of the Botanical Heritage of Victoria's Alps: Nineteenth - and Twentieth-Century Contributions of Ferdinand Mueller and Maisie Fawcett', in Babette Scougall (ed.), Cultural Heritage of the Australian Alps: Proceedings of the Symposium held at Jindabyne, New South Wales, 16-18 October, 1991, Australian Alps Liaison Committee, Canberra, 1992, pp. 211-234. Details
  • Gillbank, Linden, 'Scientific and public duties: Ferdinand Mueller's forest contributions to exhibitions and a museum', in Darian-Smith, Kate, Gillespie, Richard, Hordan, Caroline and Willis, Elizabeth (eds), Seize the day: exhibitions, Australia and the world, Monash University ePress, Clayton, Vic., 2008, pp. 07.1-07.18. Details
  • Gillbank, Linden, 'The Botanical Legacy of Ferdinand Mueller and Hermann Beckler', in Joyce, E. Bernie and McCann, Douglas A. (eds), Burke and Wills: the Scientific Legacy of the Victorian Exploring Expedition, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, 2011, pp. 97-129. Details
  • Home, R. W., 'Emigrants or Scientific Travellers? Ferdinand Mueller and Georg Neumayer between Germany and Australia', in Ellen I. Mitchell (ed.), Baron von Mueller's German Melbourne, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, 2000, pp. 11-23. Details
  • Home, R. W., 'Mueller, Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von ', in New Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Koertge, Noretta, ed., vol. 5 , Charles Scribner's Sons, Detroit , 2008, pp. 204-209 . Details
  • Kynaston, Edward, 'Exploration as Escape: Sir Ferdinand von Mueller', in David Walker and Jurgen Tampke (eds), From Berlin to the Burdekin: The German Contribution to the Development of Australian Science, Exploration and the Arts, New South Wales University Press, Sydney, 1991, pp. 3-21. Details
  • Lucas, A. M., 'Baron von Mueller: Protege Turned Patron', in R. W. Home (ed.), Australian Science in the Making, Cambridge University Press, Sydney, 1988, pp. 133-152. Details
  • Lucas, A. M., 'Sir Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Mueller, 1825-1896', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details
  • Maroske, Sara, 'Germans at the Melbourne Botanic Garden and Herbarium, 1853-96', in Ellen I. Mitchell (ed.), Baron von Mueller's German Melbourne, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, 2000, pp. 24-34. Details
  • Morris, Deirdre, 'Mueller, Baron Sir Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich Von (1825-1896), botanist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 5, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1974, pp. 306-308. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050353b.htm. Details
  • Mueller, Ferdinand Baron von, 'Myrtaceae. Eucalyptus cloeziana F.Muell.', in Ferdinand Baron von Mueller (ed.), Fragmenta phytographiae Australiae (1858-82), vol. 11, auctoritate gubern. coloni Victori, ex officina Joannis Ferres, Melbourne, 1878, p. 44. Details
  • Powell, J. M., 'Ferdinand Mueller, Immigrant Scientist, 1825-96', in L. Bodi and S. Jeffries (eds), The German Connection: Sesquicentanary Essays on German-Victorian Crosscurrents, Monash University, Department of German, Melbourne, 1985, pp. 29-41. Details
  • Willis, J. H., 'Baron von Mueller's Travels in the Australian Alps, 1853-61', in Roger Good (ed.), The Scientific Significance of the Australian Alps: The Proceedings of the First Fenner Conference on the Environment, Australian Alps Liaison Committee, Canberra, 1989, pp. 381-382. Details

Conference Papers

  • Gillbank, Linden, 'Nineteenth Century Perceptions of Victorian Forests: Ideas and Concerns of Ferdinand Mueller', in John Dargavel and Sue Feary (eds), Australia's Ever-Changing Forests II: Proceedings of the Second National Conference on Australia's Forest History, Creswick, 1992, ANU Society, Creswick, 1992, pp. 3-14. Details
  • Grandison, R., 'The 1851 Botanical Excursion of Ferdinand Mueller to the Flinders Ranges, South Australia', in Short, P.S. (ed.), History of Systematic Botany in Australasia: Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the University of Melbourne, 25-27 May 1988, Australian Systematic Botany Society, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 109-114. Details
  • Maroske, Sara, 'Regardfully Yours Ferd. von Mueller', in Tim Sherratt, Lisa Jooste and Rosanne Clayton (eds), Recovering Science: Strategies and Models for the Past, Present and Future: Proceedings of a Conference Held at the University of Melbourne, October 1992, Australian Science Archives Project, Canberra, 1995, pp. 35-38. Details

Edited Books

  • Ferdinand von Müller, 1825-1896: Spuren eines australischen Botanikers in seiner Geburtsstadt Rostock, Series: Beiträge zur Geschichte der Universität Rostock, Heft 22, Universität Rostock, Rostock, 1998, 94 pp. Details
  • Home, R. W., Lucas, A. M., Maroske, Sara, Sinkora, D. M., and Voigt, J. H. (eds), Regardfully Yours: Selected Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller, Volume 2, 1860-1875, vol. 2, Peter Lang, Bern, 2002, 865 pp. Details
  • Home, R. W., Lucas, A.M., Maroske, Sara, Sinkora, D.M. and Voigt, J.H. (eds), Regardfully Yours: Selected Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller, Volume 1, 1840-1859, vol. 1, Peter Lang Verlag, Berne, 1998, 850 pp. Details
  • Home, R. W., Lucas, A.M., Maroske, Sara, Sinkora, D.M., Voigt, J.H. and Wells, M. (eds), Regardfully Yours: Selected Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller, Volume 3, 1876-1896, vol. 3, Peter Lang, Bern, 2006, 909 pp. Details

Journals

  • Grey, Ed and Grey, Pat (eds), 'Special issue 'to acknowledge and remember the Baron [von Mueller], and while it deals with the wider aspects of Mueller's involvement with natural history, the central issue is his association with [The Field Naturalists] Club [of Victoria]'.', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, 128-228 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Adams, Laurence G., 'The orthography of Mueller's epithets commemorating Wilhelm Bäuerlen', Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter, vol. 24, 1980, pp. 8-10. Details
  • Albrecht, D., 'Eden Revisited ... Mueller's 1860 Journey to Twofold Bay-Genoa District', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 171-180. Details
  • Archer, B.; Maroske, S., 'Sarah Brooks - Plant Collector for Ferdinand Mueller', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 188-194. Details
  • Aston, Helen, 'Villarsia - One of Mueller's Puzzles', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 151-152. Details
  • Best, H., 'Ferdinand von Mueller, the Man.', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 65, October, 1948, pp. 132-137. Details
  • Brown-May, A. and Maroske, S., 'Breaking into the quietude: re-reading the personal life of Ferdinand von Mueller', Public History Review, vol. 3, 1994, pp. 36-63. Details
  • Burdon, A., 'Taking Stock', Australian Geographic, no. 47, 1997, pp. 46-67. Details
  • Campbell, W.S., 'Recollections of "The Baron".', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 52, September, 1935, pp. 79-82. Details
  • Cavanagh, Tony, 'The Victorian Government Printer and Early Scientific Publishing in Victoria: Ferdinand von Mueller, the Royal Society and R. Brough Smyth', Riverina Library Review, vol. 5, no. 4, 1988, pp. 263-276. Details
  • Churchill, D. M.; Muir, T. M.; Sinkora, D. M., 'The Published Works of Ferdinand J. H. Mueller (1825-1896)', Muelleria, vol. 4, no. 1, 1978, pp. 1-120. Details
  • Churchill, D. M.; Muir, T. M.; Sinkora, D. M., 'The Published Works of Ferdinand J. H. Mueller (1825-1896), Supplement', Muelleria, vol. 5, no. 4, 1984, pp. 229-248. Details
  • Cohn, Helen M., 'Mueller and the North Australian Exploring Expedition', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 163-168. Details
  • Cohn, Helen M.; Maroske, Sara, 'Relief from Duties of Minor Importance - the Removal of Baron von Mueller from the Directorship of the Royal Botanic Gardens', Victorian Historical Journal, vol. 67, no. 1, 1996, pp. 103-127. Details
  • Daley, Chas, 'Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller. KCMG, MD, FRS Botanist, Explorer, Geographer', Victorian Historical Magazine, vol. 10, 1924, pp. 23-32 & 34-75. Details
  • Daley, Chas, 'The History of Flora Australiensis', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 47, November, 1930, pp. 113-115. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Mueller and Personal Names in Zoology and Palaeontology', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 195-197. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'Bishop Goold and Ferdinand von Mueller: a 30 Year Acquaintance', Footprints: Journal of the Melbourne Diocesan Historical Commission, vol. June, 2003, pp. 3-9. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A. and Lucas, A. M., 'Two states of fascicle 1 of Mueller's Fragmenta phytographiae australiae', Archives of Natural History, vol. 39, no. 2, 2015, pp. 301-7. Details
  • Darragh, Tom, 'Ferdinand Mueller and Charles La Trobe: 'So many signs of benevolence and favour'', La Trobeana, vol. 11, no. 3, 2012, pp. 25-9. Details
  • Dwyer, Ruth, 'Baron von Mueller at Adelaide', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 139-140. Details
  • Dwyer, Ruth, 'To Honour a Noted Botanist', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 208-209. Details
  • Endersby, Ian, 'Mueller's Oceanic Island Plants', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 181-184. Details
  • Fitzpatrick, Kathleen, 'A Man on Edge: a Life of Baron Sir Ferdinarnd von Mueller, by Edward Kynaston', Historical Studies, vol. 20, 1982, pp. 154-155. Details
  • Frost, William and Harvey, Sarah, 'Forest Industries or Dairy Pastures? Ferdinand von Mueller and the 1885-1893 Royal Commission on Vegetable Products', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 11, no. 3, 1997, pp. 431-438. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9971130431.htm. Details
  • Gemmell, N., 'Some Notes on Ferdinand von Mueller and the Early Settlement of Bugle Ranges', South Australian Naturalist, vol. 49, no. 4, 1975, pp. 51-64. Details
  • George, Alex S., 'Eucalyptus Cigars, Ferdinand Mueller and Prosper Vincent Ramel', Archives of Natural History, vol. 39, 2012, pp. 347-9. Details
  • Gilbert, Lionel, 'From Joseph Banks to Joseph Maiden: Towards a Scientific Botanic Garden', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 11, no. 3, 1997, pp. 283-310. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9971130283.htm. Details
  • Gillbank, L., 'Mueller's Naming of Places and Plants in Central Australia', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 219-226. Details
  • Gillbank, Linden, 'Alpine Botanical Expeditions of Ferdinand Mueller', Muelleria, vol. 7, no. 4, 1992, pp. 529-553. Details
  • Gillbank, Linden, 'Of weeds and other introduced species: Ferdinand Mueller and plant and animal acclimatisation in colonial Victoria', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 124, no. 2, 2007, pp. 69-78. Details
  • Gillbank, Linden and Maroske, Sara, 'Fourteen plants and a fungus: Ferdinand Mueller's taxonomic imprint on the flora of the Buffalo Range', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 115, 1998, pp. 188-91. Details
  • Grandison, R., 'Mueller's Excursions in the Murray Scrub 1848-1851', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 152-162. Details
  • Grandison, Ralph E., 'Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller, KCMG (1825-1896)', Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australia Branch, vol. 85, 1985, pp. 22-24, 42. Details
  • Haas, L.F., 'Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Muller (1825-96)', Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, vol. 65, no. 1, 1998, p. 9. Details
  • Hardy, A. D., 'Excerpts From letters to Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller', Victorian Historical Magazine, vol. 21, 1945, pp. 1-23. Details
  • Heathcote, J. and Maroske, S., 'Drifting sands and Marram grass on the south-west coast of Victoria in the last century', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 10-5. Details
  • Home, R. W., 'Ferdinand Mueller: Migration and the Sense of Self', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 11, no. 3, 1997, pp. 311-324. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9971130311.htm. Details
  • Home, R. W., 'The Scientific Savant in Nineteenth Century Australia', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 11, no. 3, 1997, pp. 283-454. Details
  • Home, R. W., 'A Botanist for a Continent: Ferdinand von Mueller (1825-96)', Endeavour, vol. 22, no. 2, 1998, pp. 72-75. Details
  • Home, R. W., 'La Trobe's 'honest looking German': Ferdinand Mueller and the botanical exploration of gold-rush Victoria', La Trobeana, vol. 11, no. 3, 2012, pp. 9-16. Details
  • Home, R. W., 'Ferdinand Mueller's Alpine Itinerary', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 25, 2014, pp. 1-17. Details
  • Home, R. W. and Maroske, Sara, 'Ferdinand von Mueller and the French Consuls', Explorations: A Bulletin Devoted to the Study of Franco-Australian Links, vol. 18, June 1995; issued December 1997, 1995, pp. 3-50. Details
  • Houghton, Sheila, 'Baron von Mueller and The Victorian Naturalist', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 140-142. Details
  • Jeffries, Stephen, 'Alexander von Humboldt and Ferdinand von Mueller's Argument for the Scientific Botanic Garden', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 11, no. 3, 1997, pp. 301-310. Details
  • Kantvilas, G., 'A Brief History of Lichenology in Tasmania, Australia', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 117, 1983, pp. 41-52. Details
  • Lucas, A. M., 'Letters, Shipwrecks and Taxonomic Confusion: Establishing a Reputation from Australia', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 10, no. 3, 1995, pp. 207-221. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9951030207.htm. Details
  • Lucas, A. M., 'Assistance at a Distance: George Bentham, Ferdinand von Mueller and the Production of the Flora australiensis', Archives of Natural History, vol. 30, 2003, pp. 255-281. Details
  • Lucas, A. M., 'Ferdinand von Mueller's interactions with Charles Darwin and His Response to Darwinism', Archives of Natural History, vol. 37, 2010, pp. 102-30. Details
  • Lucas, A. M., 'Specimens and the Currency of Honour: the Museum Trade of Ferdinand von Mueller', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 24, 2013, pp. 15-39. Details
  • Lucas, A. M., 'Zoological Eponyms Honouring the Botanist Ferdinand von Mueller', Archives of Natural History, vol. 40, 2013, pp. 263-9. Details
  • Lucas, A. M., 'The Difficult Provenance of Ferdinand von Mueller's Zoological Specimens', Archives of Natural History, vol. 41, no. 2, 2014, pp. 294-308. Details
  • Lucas, A. M. and Lucas, P. J., 'Natural History "Collectors": Exploring the Ambiguities', Archives of Natural History, vol. 41, no. 1, 2014, pp. 63-74. Details
  • Lucas, A.M., Maroske, Sara and Brown-May, Andrew, 'Bringing Science to the Public: Ferdinand von Mueller and Botanical Education in Victorian Victoria', Annals of Science, vol. 63, no. 1, 2006, pp. 25-57. Details
  • Mace, Bernard, 'Mueller - Champion of Victoria's Giant Trees', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 198-207. Details
  • Maiden, J., 'Brief memories of Baron von Mueller. in Presidential Address', vol. xivi, 1912, pp. 8-11. 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
  • Maiden, J.H., 'Records of Tasmanian Botanists', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 1909, pp. 9-29. Details
  • Maroske, S. & Vaughan, A.C., 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant collectors: a biographial register [in press]', Muelleria, c2014. Details
  • Maroske, S. and May, A., 'Public conferment from the Melbourne Botanic Gardens, 1870', Australian Garden History, vol. 4, no. 4, 1993, pp. 8-14. Details
  • Maroske, Sara, 'The Private Life of a Public Figure: Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, 1825-1896', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 11, no. 3, 1997, pp. 335-344. Details
  • Maroske, Sara, 'Ferdinand Mueller and the Shape of Nature: Nineteenth-Century Systems of Plant Classification', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 17, no. 2, 2006, pp. 147-168. Details
  • Maroske, Sara, 'Educational Exsiccatae: Ferdinand von Mueller's Botanical Lessons in Colonial Victoria', re-Collections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia, vol. 2, 2007, pp. 37-47. Details
  • Maroske, Sara, 'Australian and Indian Plants: Making Connexions in Nineteenth-Century Botany', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 23, 2012, pp. 107-29. Details
  • Maroske, Sara, '"A Taste for Botanic Science": Ferdinand Mueller's Female Collectors and the History of Australian Botany', Muelleria, vol. 32, 2014, pp. 72-91. Details
  • Maroske, Sara and Cohn, Helen M., 'Such Ingenious Birds: Ferdinand Mueller and William Swainson in Victoria', Muelleria, vol. 7, no. 4, 1992, pp. 529-553. Details
  • Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison, 'Ferdinand Mueller's Female Plant Collectors: a Biographical Register', Muelleria, vol. 32, 2014, pp. 92-172. Details
  • Martin, Susan, 'Mueller and his "Lady" Correspondents', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 185-187. Details
  • May, T and Maroske, S., 'Ferdinand von Mueller, Exhibitioner Extraordinaire', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 143-145. Details
  • McMullen, Gabrielle L., 'Getting to Know Dr Müller: Accounts of Ferndinand von Müller in Victoria's Mid-Nineteenth-Century German Language Newspapers', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 11, no. 3, 1997, pp. 325-334. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9971130325.htm. Details
  • McPhee, C., 'The Botanist at Como: Mueller and the Armytage Family', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 227-228. Details
  • Moore, James, 'Green Gold: the Riches of Baron Ferdinand von Mueller', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 11, no. 3, 1997, pp. 371-388. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9971130371.htm. Details
  • Mueller F., von (as translator), 'The organic constituents of plants and vegetable substances, and their chemical analysis', The Australian Medical Journal (a review), vol. 23, T.M. Buzzard, Melbourne, 1878, pp. 117-120. Details
  • Mueller, Baron F. von, 'On the Discovery of the therapeutic Properties of Duboisia myoporoides and D. hopwoodii', The Chemist and Druggist, with Australasian Supplement, vol. 1, 1878, pp. 21-22. Details
  • Mueller, F. von, 'The Economic Products of Eucalyptus Trees', Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions, J.& A. Churchill, London, 1871-1872, pp. 628-629. Details
  • Mueller, F. von, 'Pharmacists as Scientific Investigators', Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions, J.& A. Churchill, London, 1874-1875, pp. 967-969. Details
  • Mueller, F. von, 'Note on the "Bitterbark" of New South Wales and Queensland', The Australian Medical Journal, vol. 22, T.M. Buzzard, Melbourne, 1877, pp. 338-339. Details
  • Mueller, F. von, 'Peroxide of hydrogen from Eucalyptus globulus', The Australian Medical Journal, vol. 23, T.M. Buzzard, Melbourne, 1878, p. 59. Details
  • Mueller, F. von and Rummel, L., 'Note on Two New Vegeto-Alkaloids', Journal of the Chemical Society, London, vol. 35, Chemical Society, London, 1879, pp. 31-32. Details
  • Mueller, Ferdinand, 'Australian Medicinal Plants', Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions, vol. 15, J.& A. Churchill, London, 1856, pp. 114-116. Details
  • Mueller, Ferdinand von, 'Notes on Some Rare and Medicinal Plants of Australia', Quarterly Journal and Transactions of the Pharmaceutical Society of Victoria, vol. 2, 1859-1860, pp. 43-44. Details
  • Mueller, Ferdinand von, 'On the therapeutic value of Eucalyptus oil', The Australasian Medical Gazette, vol. 3, L. Bruck, Sydney, 1884, pp. 22-23, 45-49, 66-73. Details
  • Mueller, Ferdinand von; Rummel, Ludwig, 'Über Duboisin und Duboisinsäure.', Zeitschrift des Allgemeinen Oesterreichischen Apotheker-Vereines, vol. 18, 1880, pp. 20- ?. Details
  • Muir, T. B., 'An Index to the New Taxa, New Combinations and New Names Published by Ferdinand J. H. Mueller', Muelleria, vol. 4, no. 2, 1979, pp. 123-168. Details
  • Orchard, Ken, 'Regional Botany in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Australia: Mueller's Murray River Collecting Network', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 11, no. 3, 1997, pp. 389-406. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9971130389.htm. Details
  • Paddle, R.N., 'Mueller's Magpies and Marsupial Wolves ...', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 215-218. Details
  • Parker, Alan, 'Mueller and the North Australia Expedition', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 169-170. Details
  • Parkin, Alan, 'Mueller, Acclimatiser and Seed Merchant', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 213-214. Details
  • Parkin, Alan, 'The Mueller Memorial Medal', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 209-210. Details
  • Pearson, Michael, 'The good oil: eucalyptus oil distilleries in Australia.', Australasian Historical Archaeology, vol. 11, 1993, pp. 99-107. Details
  • Powell, J. M., 'Exiled from the Garden: Von Mueller's Correspondence with Kew, 1871-81', Victorian Historical Journal, vol. 48, 1977, pp. 313-320. Details
  • Powell, J. M., 'A Letter from the Baron: Von Mueller's Royal Medal, 1888', Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 63, 1978, pp. 270-274. Details
  • Powell, J. M., 'A Baron Under Siege: Von Muller and the Press in the 1870's', Victorian Historical Journal, vol. 50, 1979, pp. 18-35. Details
  • Powell, J. M., 'Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller, 1825-1896', Geographers: Bibliographical Studies, vol. 5, 1981, pp. 89-93. Details
  • Powell, J. M., 'National Identity and the Gifted Immigration: Baron von Mueller, scientist and public servant, 1825-96', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol. 3, no. 1, 1982, pp. 56-61. Details
  • Ross, J.H., 'The Legacy of Mueller's Collections', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 146-150. Details
  • Ross, Jim, 'Some Insights into F. J. H. Mueller's Modus Operandi', Australasian Systematic Botany Newsletter, vol. 84, September, 1995, pp. 4-6. Details
  • Salkin, A. I., 'Short History of the Discovery and Naming of Banksias in Eastern Australia: Part 5, Ferdinand Mueller', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 98, no. 6, 1981, pp. 254-256. Details
  • Sanderson, Rachel, 'Many Beautiful Things: Botanists' Accounts of North Queensland Rainforests', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 18, no. 1, 2007, pp. 1-18. Details
  • Short, Philip, 'Ferdinand Mueller and Early Botanical Activities in the Vicinity of Hermannsburg', Trust News (Victoria), vol. 6, no. 3, 1989, pp. 8-13. Details
  • Stevens, P.F., 'J.D. Hooker, George Bentham, Asa Gray and Ferdinand Mueller on Species Limits in Theory and Practice: a Mid-Nineteenth-Century Debate and its Repercussions', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 11, no. 3, 1997, pp. 335-344. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9971130345.htm. Details
  • Taylor, Angela, 'Baron von Mueller in the Field Naturalists Tradition', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 131-138. Details
  • Voigt, Johannes H and Sinkora, Doris M., 'Ferdinand (von) Müller in Schleswig-Holstein, or The Making of a Scientist and of a Migrant', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 11, no. 1, 1996, pp. 13-33. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9961110013.htm. Details
  • Voigt, Johannes H., 'Ferdinand von Mueller und Württemberg', Beiträge zur Landeskunde: Regelmässige Beilage zum Staatsanzeiger für Baden-Württemberg, vol. 5, October, 1996, pp. 8-13. Details
  • Wallace, Ray, 'The Baron and the Goldfield', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 113, 1996, pp. 211-212. Details
  • Willis, J. H., 'Ferdinand von Mueller: Nestor of Australian Botany', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 10, 1948, pp. 136-140. Details

Reviews

  • Holland, Julian, review of Home, R.W., Lucas, A.M., Maroske, Sara, Sinkora, D.M., Voigt, J.H.and Wells, M., ed., Regardfully Yours: Selected Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller, Volume 3, 1876-1896 (2006), Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 17, no. 2, 2006, pp. 285-287. Details
  • Payne, Pauline, review of Home, R.W., Lucas, A.M., Maroske, Sara, Sinkora, D.M., and Voigt, J.H. (eds.), Regardfully Yours: Selected Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller, Volume 1, 1840-1859 (1998), Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 14, no. 4, 2003, pp. 543-546. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=HR03010.pdf. Details

Theses

  • Gilbert, L. A., 'Botanical Investigation of New South Wales 1811-1880', PhD thesis, University of New England, 1971. Details
  • Maroske, Sara, 'Science by Correspondence: Ferdinand Mueller and Botany in Nineteenth Century Australia', PhD thesis, University of Melbourne, 2005, 238 pp. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • 'List of genus Eucalyptus published under this authority using author abbreviation search 'F.Muell.' and genus 'Eucalyptus'.', Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), Australian National Botanic Gardens, 2012, http://www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apni. Details
  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_m.html. Details
  • Science and the making of Victoria, with Royal Society of Victoria, 2001, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/smv/index_m.html. Details
  • Calder, D. R. and Brinckmann-voss, A., 'Gustav Heinrich Kirchenpauer (1808-1887) of the City of Hamburg and his research on hydroids and bryozoans', Zootaxa, vol. 2742, 2011, pp. 49-59. Details
  • Ducker, Sophie C., 'Australian phycology: the German influence', in Carr, D. J. and Carr, S. G. M. (eds), People and plants in Australia, Academic Press, Sydney, 1981, pp. 116-38. Details
  • Gibson, Maria, review of Olsen, Penny, Collecting ladies: Ferdinand von Mueller and women botanical artists (2012), The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 132, no. 1, 2015, pp. 26-7. Details
  • Gruber, Jacob W., 'Does the Platypus Lay Eggs? The History of an Event in Science', Archives of Natural History, vol. 18, no. 1, 1991, pp. 51-123. Details
  • Hall, Norman, Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details
  • Hamersley, M. J., 'Botany and Society in the Swan River Colony', in D. J. Carr and S. G. M. Carr (eds), People and Plants in Australia, Academic Press, Sydney, 1981, pp. 259-79. Details
  • Keogh, Luke, 'Duboisia pituri: a Natural History', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 22, 2011, pp. 199-214. Details
  • Lucas, Arthur M., 'Disposing of John Lindley's Library and Herbarium: the Offer to Australia', Archives of Natural History, vol. 35, no. 1, 2008, pp. 15-70. Details
  • MacInnis, Peter, Curious Minds: the Discoveries of Australian Naturalists, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 2012, 213 pp. Details
  • McMullen, Gabrielle, 'Noted colonial German scientists and their contexts', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 127, no. 1, 2015, pp. 9-16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/RS15001. Details
  • Olsen, Penny, Collecting Ladies: Ferdinand von Mueller and Women Botanical Artists, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 2012, 248 pp. Details
  • Rowan, Ellis, The flower hunter : the adventures in Northern Australia and New Zealand, of flower painter Ellis Rowan, Collins/Angus & Robertson, North Ryde, NSW, 1991, 216 pp. Details

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Mueller, Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Portrait
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Eucalyptus regnans F.Muell. (1871), Mountain Ash
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Eucalyptus regnans F.Muell. (1871), Mountain Ash
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Eucalyptus muelleriana A.W.Howitt (1891), Yellow Stringybark, detail of bark
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Eucalyptus diversicolor F.Muell. (1863), Karri, detail of bark
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23 January 2013
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Eucalyptus diversicolor F.Muell. (1863), Karri
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23 January 2013
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Corymbia ficifolia (F.Muell.) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson (1995), Red Flowering Gum, detail of leaves
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23 January 2013
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Corymbia ficifolia (F.Muell.) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson (1995), Red Flowering Gum
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23 January 2013
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Corymbia ficifolia (F.Muell.) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson (1995), Red Flowering Gum, detail of flowers
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23 January 2013
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Bust of Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, sculpted by Marc Clark, located outside the Nation Herbarium of Victoria.
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Bust of Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, sculpted by Marc Clark, located outside the Nation Herbarium of Victoria.
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McCarthy, G.J.