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Biographical entry Weston, Thomas Charles George (1866 - 1935)

14 October 1866
Poyle, Middlesex, England
1 December 1935
Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia


Thomas Weston was officer-in-charge of afforestation for Canberra from 1913 until his retirement in 1926. He carried out extensive scientifically-planned breeding trials to increase the number of species that might grow in Canberra. A suburb and a park in Canberra are named after him. Prior to migrating to Australia in 1869, Weston studied horticulture at a number of places in the UK, including working as a gardener at Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfriesshire, Scotland.



Life event - Migrated to Australia (New South Wales)
1898 - 1908
Career position - Gardener-in-charge of Admiralty House
1908 - 1912
Career position - Head Gardener at Federal Government House in Sydney
1912 - 1913
Career position - Superintendent of the State Nursery in Campbelltown, New South Wales
1913 - 1926
Career position - Officer-in-charge of afforestation in Canberra
1926 - 1927
Career position - Consultant to Canberra
Taxonomy event - Honoured with the naming of Eucalyptus westonii Maiden & Blakely. Weston collected the type material

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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

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