Biographical entry Wrigley, John Walter (1934 - 2014)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- 17 July 2014
New South Wales, Australia
- Botanical consultant and Botanist
Starting his career as an industrial chemist, John Wrigley had a strong interest in propagating and cultivating Australian native plants. Together with Murray Fagg, he published a landmark series of books on the horticulture and general botany of the Australian flora. John Wrigley was appointed Member of the Order of Australia in 1983 for services to horticulture.
- 1950 - 1960
- Career event - Established the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden.
- 1967 - 1981
- Career position - Curator of the Canberra Botanic Gardens (later Australian National Botanic Gardens)
- 1970 -
- Career event - Landscaped the Australian Pavilion at Expo'70 in Japan.
- 1983 -
- Award - Member of the Order of Australia for services to horticulture
Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions
- McCarthy, Gavan; Smith, Ailie; Moje, Christine; Rigby, Rebecca, The Study of Australian Eucalypts, eScholarship Research Centre, 2013, http://www.eoas.info/eucalypts/index.html. Details
- Wrigley, J. and Fagg, M., Eucalypts: A Celebration, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest Australia, 2010, 344 pp. Details
- Fagg, Murray, Monro, Anna and Lepschi, Brendan, 'John Walter Wrigley (1934-2014)', Australasian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter, vol. 159, 2014, pp. 15-6. Also available at http://www.asbs.org.au/asbs/newsletter/pdf/14-june-159.pdf. Details
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