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Biographical entry Woodward, Bernard Henry (1846 - 1916)

31 January 1846
Islington, England
14 October 1916
Harvey, Western Australia, Australia
Museum director


Bernard Woodward was government analyst for Western Australia from 1889-1895, at the same time serving as curator of the Geological Museum. By 1897 historical, ethnographical and fine arts material had been added, the institution became the Western Australian Museum and Art Gallery, and Woodward became its director until his retirement in 1916. The botanist Joseph Maiden named Eucalyptus woodwardii Maiden (1910) in his honour.


Born 31 January 1846. Died 14 October 1916. Assistant, department of geology and mineralogy, British Museum (Natural History) 1848-?, arrived Western Australia 1889, government analyst 1889-1895, inspector of mineral oils 1893, examined problems in flour 1894, assistant examiner in patents 1896, curator, Geological Museum, Perth from 1889, director, Western Australian Museum and Art Gallery 1897-1916. Foundation president 1896 and president 1914, Society of Arts, founder, Western Australian Natural History Society (the Royal society from 1912), president, Toodyay Vine and Fruit-growers' Association 1893-98. Commemorated by Woodward Park reserve,


1889 - 1895
Career position - Government Analyst for Western Australia
1889 - 1916
Career position - Director of the Western Australian Museum and Art Gallery
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus woodwardii Maiden was named in his honour

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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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