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Biographical entry Bickford, Ernest J. (1862 - 1940)

Born
1862
Died
19 April 1940
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Botanist

Summary

Ernest Bickford moved from Victoria to Western Australia in 1894 to manage a furniture store and became an active participant in local natural history circles. He was the inaugural President of the Mueller Botanical Society (1897-1902) and later Councillor of the succeeding Western Australian Natural History Society. Bickford published a number of articles on the Western Australian flora. The plant collections he made in the Perth area apparently have not survived.

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Events

1894
Life event - Moved from Victoria to Western Australia
1897
Career position - President, Mueller Botanical Society
1897
Career position - Member, Linnean Society of London
1903
Career position - Councillor, Western Australian Natural History Society

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Keighery, Greg, 'What happened to Ernest J. Bickford F.L.S. and his collections?', Australasian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter, vol. 162/3, 2015, pp. 12-4. Details

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