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Biographical entry Wrigley, John Walter (1934 - 2014)

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Born
1934
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
17 July 2014
New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Botanical consultant and Botanist

Summary

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.

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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

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Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Wrigley, J. and Fagg, M., Eucalypts: A Celebration, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest Australia, 2010, 344 pp. Details

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