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Biographical entry Blackburne, James (1839 - c. 1907)

Born
25 January 1839
Died
c. 1907
Occupation
Botanical collector and Forester

Summary

James Blackburne was a collector of botanical specimens including Acacia and the type of Eucalyptus obliqua var. x pilula (Blakely 1934). He worked as an inspector with the Victorian State Forest Service from 1889 to 1903.

Details

Events

1922
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus x blackburniana Maiden was named in his honour
1934
Taxonomy event - Collector of Eucalyptus obliqua L'Herit. var. pilule Blakely

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Taylor, Angela, A forester's log : the story of John La Gerche and the Ballarat-Creswick State Forest, 1882-1897, Melbourne University Press, Carlton South, Vic., 1998, 224 pp. Blackburne, James (forester) pp. 130, 144, 163. Details

Online Resources

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

Rebecca Rigby, Peter Fagg & Neville Walsh