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Biographical entry Blake, Stanley Thatcher (1911 - 1973)

Born
1911
Died
24 February 1973
Occupation
Botanist

Summary

Stanley Thatcher Blake worked for the Queensland Herbarium from 1945 until his death. Before joining the Herbarium he received a Walter and Eliza Hall Fellowship which allowed him to undertake botanical collecting expeditions to Western Queensland (1935-1937). He also carried out a special survey of potential rubber-producing plants in Queensland in 1939. Blake was a President of the Royal Society of Queensland and the Queensland Naturalists' Club. He was a life member of the National Parks Association. Stanley Thatcher Blake published many papers on Australian (particularly Queensland) botany.

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Events

1932
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Queensland
1934
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Queensland
1935 - 1937
Career position - Walter and Eliza Hall Fellow gathering material for a comprehensive account of the plant communities of Western Queensland
1939
Career position - Special survey of potential rubber-producing plants in Queensland
1945 -
Career position - Botanist to Senior Botanist at the Queensland Herbarium
1953
Taxonomy event - Described Eucalyptus porrecta S. T. Blake (1953)
1956
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Queensland
1958
Taxonomy event - Description of Eucalyptus panda S.T.Blake. Blake, S.T., (1958) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 69: 87
1965
Career position - Australian Botanical Liaison Officer at Kew, England
1977
Taxonomy event - Description of Eucalyptus urophylla S.T.Blake (Indonesia). Blake, S.T., (1977) Four new species of Eucalyptus. Austrobaileya 1(1): 7-9)
1977
Taxonomy event - Description of Eucalyptus melanoleuca S.T.Blake. Blake, S.T., (1977) Four new species of Eucalyptus. Austrobaileya 1(1): 6
1977
Taxonomy event - Described Eucalyptus brassiana S.T.Blake. Blake, S.T., (1977) Four new species of Eucalyptus. Austrobaileya 1(1): 1, fig. 1

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Archival resources

Queensland Herbarium

  • Stanley T. Blake - Records, 1944 - 1974; Queensland Herbarium. Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Blake, S. T., 'Some Pioneers in Plant Exploration Classification', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of Queensland, vol. lxvi, no. 1, 1954, pp. 1-19. Details
  • Blake, S. T., 'Allosyncarpia ternata, a new genus and species of the Myrtaceae subfamily Leptospermoideae from Northern Australia', Austrobaileya, vol. 1, no. 1, 1977, pp. 43-46. Details
  • Blake, S.T., 'Botanical contributions of the Northern Australia Regional Survey: 1. Studies on Northern Australian species of Eucalyptus.', Australian Journal of Botany, vol. 1, no. 2, 1953, pp. 185-352. Details
  • Everist, S. L.; Colliver, F. S. and Jahnke, B. R., 'Obituaries: Stanley Thatcher Blake...1911-1973; Dr. F. W. Whitehouse, 1900-1973; Ernest James Smith, 1877-1922', Queensland Naturalist, vol. 21, no. 1/2, 1974, pp. 31-36. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • 'See the list of eucalypts published under this authority using abbreviation search % 'S.T.Blake %' (include wildcards) and family 'Myrtaceae'', Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), Australian National Botanic Gardens, 2012, http://www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apx?taxon_id=73716. Details

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