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Biographical entry Stuart, Charles (1802 - 1877)

Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Botanist and Natural history collector


Charles Stuart collected plants in Tasmania for R.C. Gunn from 1842 and for F. Mueller from 1847. He was based at Launceston and worked as a nurseryman. He later worked for Mueller in Melbourne and collected in the New England district.



Taxonomy event - Collector of the type of and honoured with Eucalyptus stuartiana F. Muell. (1866 = Eucalyptus ovata Labill.)
Taxonomy event - Collector of a syntype of Eucalyptus albens Benth.
Taxonomy event - Collector of a syntype of Eucalyptus bancroftii Maiden

Archival resources

National Herbarium, Melbourne

  • Charles Stuart - Records, 1848 - 1852, MSS M36; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


  • Kennedy, D., Captain Charles Sturt, Australian Explorers, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1958. Details

Journal Articles

  • Daley, Chas, 'Charles Stuart, an Early Australian Botanist', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 52, October, 1935, pp. 106-110; 132-107; 154-107. 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

Online Resources

See also

  • 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
  • Henderson, M. Helen and Henderson, William G., The greater prize than gold: Augustus Oldfield, nineteenth century botanical collector and ethnographer, The Book Reality Experience, Perth, W.A., 2018, 520 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.