Biographical entry Dwyer, Joseph Wilfrid (1869 - 1939)
- 12 October 1869
East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
- 11 October 1939
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
- Botanical collector and Clergyman
Ordained a priest in 1894, Joseph Dwyer later became Bishop of Wagga. Australian botany and the native flora became a great interest to him, and living in many different areas of New South Wales enabled him to study the variety of native flora. He made collections from plants growing in the areas he lived in and visited. In1920 he joined the Linnean Society of New South Wales.
Joseph Dwyer published 'A Floral Survey of the South West Slopes of New South Wales around Temora and Barmedman' in 1918.
Part of his botanical specimen collection was handed to the Australian National Herbarium (formerly Canberra Botanical Gardens) in 1966. Many of his books are now in the Australian National Botanic Gardens library.
- Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus dwyerii Maiden & Blakeley was named for Dwyer.
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
- Dwyer, J.W., 'A Floral Survey of the South Western Slopes of N.S. Wales Round about Temora and Barmedman', The Australian Naturalist [vol. 4, 1918-1921], vol. 4, 1918, pp. 212-224. Details
- Fagg, Murray, 'Dwyer, Joseph Wilfrid (1869 – 1939)', Australian Plant Collectors and Illustrators, Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria (CHAH), 2010, http://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/dwyer-joseph.html. Details
- 'Dwyer, Joseph Wilfrid (18691012-19391011)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1469134. Details
- 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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