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Biographical entry Gunst, Johan Werner (1825 - 1894)

Born
31 May 1825
Amsterdam, Holland
Died
19 April 1894
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Physician

Summary

Johan Werner Gunst arrived in Australia (Sydney) in 1852 and set up an allopathic practice. He later became government analyst and in 1854 he moved to New Caledonia. There Gunst set up a practice in Noumea. After some time he returned to Australia where he ran a practice in Grafton and then in Melbourne. In 1862 he returned to Europe. While in Australia Gunst is known to have written two articles on the production of Sorghum Saccharum. Before coming to Australia, he studied at Leyden and was a member of the German National Assembly, Frankfurt.

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  • Gunst, Dr., 'On the Manufacture of Sugar from the Sorgham Saccharatum, and Zulu Kafir Imphee', The Sydney Magazine of Science and Art, contg. the proceedings of Aust. Hort.& Agric.Soc., and The Phil Soc. NSW, vol. 2, Waugh, Sydney, 1859, pp. 241-242. Details
  • Gunst, J.W., 'On the Cultivation of the Sorghum Saccharum', The Sydney Magazine of Science and Art, contg. the proceedings of Aust. Hort.& Agric.Soc., and The Phil Soc. NSW, vol. 2, Waugh, Sydney, 1859, pp. 61-65. Details

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