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Biographical entry Turner, Fred (1852 - 1939)

Born
17 April 1852
Burton Salmon, Yorkshire, England
Died
17 October 1939
Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Botanist and Horticulturalist

Summary

Fred Turner joined the staff of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney in 1880 and in 1890 was appointed economic botanist in the new Department of Agriculture, New South Wales but was retrenched in 1893. He was later consulting botanist to the Western Australian Government.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

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

  • 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
  • Fred Turner - Records, 1925; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Fred Turner - Records, 1880 - 1932, MS 392; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

  • Fred Turner - Records, 1880 - 1890; Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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Journal Articles

  • Guthrie, F.B. and Turner, Fred, 'Supposed Poisonous Plant : A Description and Analysis of the "Darling Pea", "Indigo", "Cranky Pea", &c. (Swainsona galegifolia )', The Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales, vol. 4, Government Printer, Sydney, 1893, pp. 84-89. Details
  • Turner, F., 'The Zamia Palm (Macrozamia miquelii, F.v. M.) and its Relation to the Disease Known as Rickets in Cattle', The Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales, vol. 4, Government Printer, Sydney, 1893, pp. 158-161. Details
  • Turner, Fred, 'The Supposed Poisonous Plants of Western Australia', Report of the Seventh Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 7, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1898, pp. 910-919. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.