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Biographical entry La Trobe, Charles Joseph (1801 - 1875)

Born
30 March 1801
London, England
Died
4 December 1875
England
Occupation
Naturalist and Administrator

Summary

Charles Joseph La Trobe was the first Superintendent of the Port Phillip District 1839-1851 and then Lieut-Governor of the newly formed Colony of Victoria until 1854. His interest in nature led to the founding of, among other institutions, the Melbourne Botanic Gardens.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre

  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1851 - 1910, VPRS 1087; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1851 - 1906, VPRS 1084; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1851 - 18541, VPRS 4020; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1852 - 1857, VPRS 4022; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1853 - 1908, VPRS 1092; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1849, VPRS 4106; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1851 - 1856, VPRS 1085; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1851 - 1869, VPRS 1086; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1851 - 1911, VPRS 1404; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1851 - 1917, VPRS 1083; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1852 - 1884, VPRS 1090; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1841 - 1956, VPRS 4325; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1851 - 1876, VPRS 1088; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1851 - 1866, VPRS 1089; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Superintendent of Port Phillip District - Records, 1849, VPRS 6925; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Charles Joseph La Trobe - Records, 1845 - 1846, MS 10852; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • 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
  • Hammond, Victoria, '"Present Position Exile": Charles La Trobe's Tasmanian Months', Island, vol. 76, 1999, pp. 95-104. 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

Online Resources

See also

  • 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_l.html. Details
  • Willis, Elizabeth, 'Gentlemen Collectors: the Port Phillip District, 1835-1855', in Peterson, Nicolas, Allen, Lindy and Hamby, Louise (eds), The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2008, pp. 113-35. Details

McCarthy, G.J.