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Biographical entry Grasby, William Catton (1859 - 1930)

Born
2 October 1859
Ballannah, South Australia, Australia
Died
26 October 1930
East Guildford, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Agricultural journalist and Educator

Summary

William Catton Grasby taught in primary schools in South Australia and introduced nature study, drawing and science. He later taught at Roseworthy Agricultural College 1894-1896 and moved to Western Australia where he published "Principles of Australian Agriculture" (1912).

Details

Events

1929
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus grasbyi Maiden & Blakely, was named in his honour

Archival resources

Fisher Library, Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Sydney

  • William Catton Grasby - Records, 1859 - 1930; Fisher Library, Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Sydney. Details

Private hands (Grasby, N.)

  • William Catton Grasby - Records, 1859 - 1930; Private hands (Grasby, N.). Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Abbott, Ian, 'Mutual Help: Journalist William Catton Grasby of the Western Mail and his Influence in Western Australia', Early Days, vol. 13, 2013, pp. 107-26. Details

Online Resources

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

McCarthy, G.J.