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Biographical entry Batt, John David (1843 - 1919)

20 January 1843
Guilford, Surrey, England
5 September 1919
Western Australia, Australia
Botanical collector and Farmer


John Batt was employed in the early 1880s to work at the Eucla telegraph station on the South Australia-Western Australia line. Between 1886 and 1896 he also collected botanical specimens which he sent to the Melbourne Herbarium. His work is commemorated in the names of Eremophila battii and Helipterum battiiand Templetonia battii, of which he collected the types.



1886 - 1896
Career event - Collected specimens for the Melbourne Herbarium
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus kruseana F. Muell. Batt collected the type

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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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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