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Biographical entry Luehmann, Johann Georg (1843 - 1904)

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    National Herbarium of Victoria, 23 January 2013
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Born
May 1843
Buxtehude, Germany
Died
18 November 1904
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Botanist

Summary

Johann Georg Luehmann worked at the National Herbarium, Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne for more than 30 years. From 1868 to 1896 he was Assistant Botanist to Ferdinand von Mueller, who was then the Director of the Gardens. He carried out preliminary identification and classification of material sent to the herbarium. Upon Mueller's death in 1896, Luehmann succeeded him as Curator of the National Herbarium and like Mueller was also later appointed Victorian Government Botanist.

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1862
Life event - Migrated from Germany to Victoria, Australia
1868 - 1896
Career position - Assistant Botanist to F. von Mueller, National Herbarium, Victoria
1878
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus luehmanniana Muell. was named in Luehmann's honour
1896 - 1904?
Career position - Curator of the National Herbarium, Victoria
1897
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus corrugata Luehm.
1897
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus torquata Luehm.

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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

  • Johann Georg Luehmann - Records, 1880 - 1899, MSS 12; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details

Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre

  • Johann Georg Luehmann - Records, 1896 - 1910; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Maiden, J.H., Records of Victorian Botanists, Victorian Naturalist, vol. 25, Melbourne, 1908, 101-117 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Maroske, Sara, 'Germans at the Melbourne Botanic Garden and Herbarium, 1853-96', in Ellen I. Mitchell (ed.), Baron von Mueller's German Melbourne, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, 2000, pp. 24-34. Details

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See also

  • Hall, Norman, Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details

Digital resources

Title
National Herbarium of Victoria
Type
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Date
23 January 2013
Place
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

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Title
National Herbarium of Victoria
Type
Image
Date
23 January 2013
Place
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

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McCarthy, G.J.