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Biographical entry Maconochie, John Richard (1941 - 1984)

Born
1941
Died
January 1984
Somalia
Occupation
Systematic botanist

Summary

John Maconochie worked for most of his career at the Alice Springs Herbarium, Northern Territory (part of the Arid Zone Research Institute 1968 - 1978). His research was principally on Acacia, Hakea, cycads, and plants toxic to cattle. The substantial collections he made in Australia are now in the Northern Territory Herbarium. Maconochie was working with the United Nations in Somalia when he died.

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1967 - 1984
Career position - Senior Botanist, Alice Springs Herbarium
1976 - 1977
Career position - Australian Botanical Liaison Officer, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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  • Nelson, Des, 'Working With John Maconochie (1941-1984)', Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter, vol. 150, 2012, pp. 36-44. Details

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