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Biographical entry Bailey, John (1) (1800 - 1864)

Born
1800
Hackney, London, England
Died
1864
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Horticulturalist

Summary

John Bailey was appointed South Australian Government Botanist and Curator of the Botanic Garden in 1839. In 1841 he established a farm and a nursery business in partnership with his children, one of them being F.M. Bailey.

Details

Born London, 1800. Died Adelaide 1864. Trained in Loddige's Nursery. Migrated to South Australia 1838; government botanist and curator of proposed botanic garden from March 1839; retrenched by Governor Grey ca 1841; farmer; established private nursery in Hackney, near Adelaide, with two sons, one being Frederick Manson Bailey (q.v.).

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 (1) Bailey - Records, 1912 - 1949; Queensland Herbarium. Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • White, C. T., 'The Bailey Family and its Place in the Botanical History of Australia', The Journal of the Historical Society of Queensland, vol. 3, no. 5, 1945, pp. 362-368. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.