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Biographical entry Bailey, John Frederick (1866 - 1938)

Born
5 August 1866
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died
19 May 1938
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Horticulturalist and Botanist

Summary

John Frederick Bailey was appointed Queensland Government Botanist in 1915 on the death of his father, F.M. Bailey, but in 1917 he accepted the directorship of the Botanic Garden, Adelaide. He retired in 1932.

Details

Born Brisbane, 5 August 1866. Died Brisbane, 19 May 1938. Educated Divinity Hall, the Presbyterian training college. Assistant to his father in the botanical branch of Queensland's Department of Agriculture 1889-1905, member of an expedition to the Gulf of Carpentaria with W.E. Roth, the northern protector of Aboriginals 1901; director, Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, 1905-17, government botanist of Queensland 1915-17, director, Botanic Garden, Adelaide 1917-32. President, Royal Society of Queensland 1909; president, Dahlia Society of South Australia.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

Queensland Herbarium

  • John Frederick Bailey - Records, 1912 - 1949; Queensland Herbarium. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Vallee, Peter, 'Bailey, John Frederick (1866-1938), horticulturist', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 7, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979, pp. 137-138. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070143b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Pulleine, R. H., 'The Botanical Colonisation of the Adelaide Plains', Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, vol. 35, 1935. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.