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Biographical entry Oldfield, Augustus Frederick (1820 - 1887)

Born
12 January 1820
London, England
Died
22 May 1887
Occupation
Botanical collector and Botanist

Summary

Augustus Frederick Oldfield was a botanical collector in Tasmania in the late 1850s. He made major collections along the coast of Western Australia from the Murchison River to King George Sound, as well as across the Nullabor Plain. A collection of Oldfield's specimens is housed in the National Herbarium of Victoria.

Details

Events

1860
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus eudesmioides F. Muell. Oldfield collected the type or syntype
1860
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus erythrocorys F. Muell. Oldfield collected the type
1860
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus oldfieldii F. Muell. Was named for Oldfield, who also collected the type
1866
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus patens Benth. Oldfield collected the type or syntype
1867
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus redunca Schau. var. elata Benth. (= Eucalyptus wandoo Blakely (1934)). Oldfield collected the type or syntype material

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

  • Augustus Frederick Oldfield - Records, 1865 - 1887; Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Oldfield, Augustus, On the Aborigines of Australia, with an introduction by Helen HENDERSON, Herpserian Press, Carlisle, W.A., 2005, 74 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Maiden, J.H., 'Records of Tasmanian Botanists', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 1909, pp. 9-29. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.