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Biographical entry Mair, Herbert Knowles Charles (1909 - 1999)

Born
1909
Toongabbie, New South Wales, Australia
Died
1999
Occupation
Botanist and Orchidologist

Summary

Herbert Knowles C. Mair joined the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in 1931 as an assistant agonomist. In 1936 he became the Superintendent of Agriculture and Curator of the Botanic Gardens in Darwin. Following World War II (1946) he joined the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and from 1964-70 was director and chief botanist. One of his great passions was for Australian native orchids.

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