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Biographical entry Jessep, Alexander William (1892 - 1991)

Born
27 March 1892
Maffra, Victoria, Australia
Died
20 March 1991
Occupation
Botanist

Summary

Alexander Jessep was director of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens and Government Botanist of Victoria 1941-1957. He was formerly Principal of Burnley Horticultural College, Melbourne 1926-1941. Jessep studied at the University of Melbourne and Marshall College, Scotland (MAgrSc, BSc, Dip Ed) and served with the 1st Australian Imperial Force.

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1941 - 1957
Career position - Director of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens and Government Botanist of Victoria
1941 - 1957
Career position - Principal of the Burnley Horticultural College, Victoria
1948 - 1950
Career position - President of the National Rose Society of Victoria
1952 - 1962
Career position - President (Charter) of the Australian Camellia Research Society
1955 - 1956
Career position - President of the National Rose Society of Victoria
1963
Award - T.A. Stewart Memorial Award (Australia & New Zealand) received
1963
Career position - Emeritus President (of the Australian Camellia Research Society?)
1973
Award - Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal received

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See also

Rosanne Walker