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Biographical entry Kenny, Frederick Hamilton (1859 - 1927)

6 October 1859
Banningham, Norfolk, United Kingdom
5 May 1927
Crows Nest, Queensland, Australia
Botanical collector and Medical practitioner


Frederick Kenny was a medical practitioner who arrived in Melbourne in 1889 and for the next seven years was established in a general medical practice. Thereafter until his death his restless nature led him to practice in many places in Australia. During WWI he served with the Australian Navy. Kenny became interested in Australia's flora and, with encouragement, from Frederick Bailey, Queensland Government Botanist, collected specimens from Queensland and New South Wales. The Queensland Herbarium holds over 1000 specimens collected between 1905 and 1924.



Education - Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries
Life event - Migrated to Victoria
Education - Member, Royal College of Surgeons, London

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  • Bean, A. R., 'Frederick Hamilton Kenny (1859 - 1927), an Australian collector of note', Austrobaileya, vol. 9, no. 4, 2016, pp. 546-59. Details

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