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Biographical entry Braine, Arthur Belgrave (1854 - 1945)

Born
9 September 1854
England
Died
6 October 1945
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Teacher and Orchidologist

Summary

Arthur Belgrave Braine was a Victorian schoolteacher and amateur orchidologist. In 1922 Prasophyllum Brainei, the Green Leek Orchid, was named after him.

Details

Born England, 9 September 1854. Died Melbourne, 6 October 1945. Coffee planter, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) for many years; school teacher in various parts of Victoria, including Cravensville (near Tallangatta); first person to undertake an orchid survey of north east Victoria, publishing a series of 23 articles on "In Quest of Orchids" in "The Federal Standard", Chiltern, Victoria, 1917-18.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Arthur Belgrave Braine - Records, 1917 - 1918, MS 11571; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Willis, J.H., Botanical Pioneers in Victoria, Victorian Naturalist, vol. 66, [Brown Pier Anderson], [Melbourne], 1949, 19 pp. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.