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Biographical entry Bicheno, James Ebenezer (1785 - 1851)

Born
25 January 1785
Newbury, Berkshire, England
Died
25 February 1851
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation
Botanist

Summary

James Ebenezer Bicheno was appointed colonial secretary of Van Diemen's Land in September 1842. He was a keen amateur botanist and experimented with plants on his small farm on the banks of the New Town Rivulet. He had several papers on botany and natural history published in its "Transactions" and assisted Sir William Jardine in preparing the two volumes of "Illustrations of Ornithology" (Edinburgh, 1830). Bicheno experimented with plants on his small farm on the banks of the New Town Rivulet, Van Diemen's Land, lectured on botany to the Mechanics' Institute and had papers published in the "Transactions of the Royal Society of Tasmania". Early vice-president, Royal Society of Tasmania, vice-president, Mechanics' Institute 1849.

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1812 -
Award - Fellow of the Linnean Society
1822
Career position - Called to the Bar of the Middle Temple
1825 - 1832
Career position - Secretary of the Linnean Society
1832 - 1842
Career position - Partner in Glamorganshire iron-works
1842
Career position - Colonial Secretary of Van Diemen's Land

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

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