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Biographical entry Simmonds, Joseph Henry (1845 - 1936)

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    Eucalyptus globulus subsp.bicostata (Maiden, Blakely & Simmonds) J.B.Kirkp (1974), Southern Blue Gum, detail of bark, 23 January 2013
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Born
1845
Nelson, New Zealand
Died
30 June 1936
Auckland, New Zealand
Occupation
Botanical collector and Clergyman

Summary

Joseph Simmonds was a Minister of the Wesleyan Methodist church. He took an interest in trees and forestry and published Trees from other lands for shelter and timber in New Zealand - Eucalypts in 1927. He corresponded with Joseph Maiden and studied and collected plant specimens in Tasmania.

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1869
Career event - Accepted as a Minister of the Wesleyan Methodist church
1871 - 1873
Career position - Church minister in Fidji
1895
Career event - Elected president of the Methodist Conference in New Zealand
1896 - 1911
Career position - Governor of Trinity Methodist Theological College and member of the Auckland University College Council
1896 - 1923
Career position - Principal of Wesley Training College
1922
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus simmondsii Maiden was named for Simmonds, who collected the type
1923
Life event - Retired from his positions
1927
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus globulus subsp.bicostata Maiden, Blakely & Simmonds
1927
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus biangularis Simmonds
1927
Life event - Published Trees from other lands for shelter and timber in New Zealand - Eucalypts

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Simmonds, Joseph Henry, Trees from other lands for shelter and timber in New Zealand: eucalypts, Brett Publishing, Auckland, New Zealand, 1927, 164 pp. Details

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Title
Eucalyptus globulus subsp.bicostata (Maiden, Blakely & Simmonds) J.B.Kirkp (1974), Southern Blue Gum, detail of leaves
Type
Image
Date
23 January 2013
Place
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Details

Title
Eucalyptus globulus subsp.bicostata (Maiden, Blakely & Simmonds) J.B.Kirkp (1974), Southern Blue Gum, detail of bark
Type
Image
Date
23 January 2013
Place
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Details

Title
Eucalyptus globulus subsp.bicostata (Maiden, Blakely & Simmonds) J.B.Kirkp (1974), Southern Blue Gum
Type
Image
Date
23 January 2013
Place
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

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