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Biographical entry Rodway, Leonard (1853 - 1936)

Born
5 October 1853
Torquay, Devon, England
Died
9 March 1936
Kingston, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation
Botanist and Dentist

Summary

Leonard Rodway was honorary government botanist of Tasmania 1896-1932. He produced a major comprehensive study of Tasmanian botany entitled "The Tasmanian flora" (Hobart, 1903) and lectured at the University of Tasmania 1923-1929.

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Events

1893
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus perriniana F.Muell. ex Rodway
1912
Taxonomy event - Honoured with Eucalyptus rodwayi R.T.Baker & H.G.Sm.
1918
Award - Clarke Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales
1927
Award - Royal Society of Tasmania Medal

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

National Herbarium, Melbourne

  • Leonard Rodway - Records, 1891 - 1894, MSS M17; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details

Royal Society of Tasmania

  • Leonard Rodway - Records, 1896 - 1907, Ms 22; Royal Society of Tasmania. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Ellias, Ann, 'Rodway, Leonard (1853-1936), Botanist and Dentist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Geoffrey Serle, ed., vol. 11 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1988), pp. 436-437. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110443b.htm. Details
  • Phillips, Gael E. and Pearn, John H., '"Oral history" - memorials to three pioneer Australian dentists' in "Outpost medicine": Australasian studies on the history of medicine: Third National Conference of the Australian Society of the History of Medicine, Hobart, February 1993, Atkins, Susanne, Kirkby, Kenneth, Thomson, Philip and Pearn, John, eds (Hobart: University of Tasmania and the Australian Society of the History of Medicine, 1994), pp. 87-106. Details

Journal Articles

  • Anon, 'Leonard Rodway, late Tasmanian Government Botanist', Australasian herbarium news, 6 (1950), 1-5. Details
  • Anon, 'Leonard Rodway, late Tasmanian Government Botanist [part 2]', Australasian herbarium news, 7 (1951), 3-8. Details

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See also

  • "Outpost medicine": Australasian studies on the history of medicine: Third National Conference of the Australian Society of the History of Medicine, Hobart, February 1993 edited by Atkins, Susanne, Kirkby, Kenneth, Thomson, Philip and Pearn, John (Hobart: University of Tasmania and the Australian Society of the History of Medicine, 1994), 412 pp. Details
  • Fenton, Janet, A century afield: a history of the Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club (Hobart, Tasmania: Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club, 2004), 168 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.