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Biographical entry Milligan, Joseph (1807 - 1884)

Dumfriesshire, Scotland
London, England
Naturalist and Surgeon


Jospeh Milligan was surgeon to the Van Diemen's Land Company 1829-1842 and then held various government positions including that of medical officer and superintendent of aborigines. He was a founder of the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land.

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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

Published resources


  • Buchanan, A. M., The Tasmanian Collecting Localities of Ronald Gunn and Joseph Milligan (Hobart: Tasmanian Herbarium, 1988), 56 pp. Details
  • Burns, T. E. and Skemp, J. R., Van Diemen's Land correspondents: letters from R. C. Gunn, R. W. Lawrence, Jorgen Jorgenson, Sir John Franklin and others to Sir William Hooker, 1827 - 1849 (Launceston: Queen Victoria Museum, 1961), 142 pp. Details

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Journal Articles

  • Maiden, J.H., 'Records of Tasmanian Botanists', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania (1909), 9-29. Details


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