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Biographical entry Forrest, Alexander (1849 - 1901)

Born
22 September 1849
Picton, Western Australia, Australia
Died
20 June 1901
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Explorer and Surveyor

Summary

Alexander Forrest explored areas of Western Australia under contract to the Survey Department, particularly the Kimberley region, during the 1870s and 1880s. In 1887 he became a politician and later the Mayor of Perth and an investor.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia

  • Alexander Forrest - Records, 1869 - 1874, ACC 1241A; JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Powell, J. M., 'John Forrest 1847-1918; Alexander Forrest 1849-1901', Geographers: Bibliographical Studies, vol. 8, 1984, pp. 39-43. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.