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Biographical entry Blackburne, James (1839 - 1927)

Born
25 January 1839
Died
1927
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.

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

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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 (Carlton South, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1998), 224 pp. Blackburne, James (forester) pp. 130, 144, 163. Details

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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 (Melbourne: CSIRO, 1978), 101 pp. Details

Rebecca Rigby, Peter Fagg & Neville Walsh