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Biographical entry Bailey, John (1) (1800 - 1864)

Hackney, London, England
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


John Bailey was appointed South Australian Government Botanist and Curator of the Botanic Garden in 1839. In 1841 he established a farm and a nursery business in partnership with his children, one of them being F.M. Bailey.


Born London, 1800. Died Adelaide 1864. Trained in Loddige's Nursery. Migrated to South Australia 1838; government botanist and curator of proposed botanic garden from March 1839; retrenched by Governor Grey ca 1841; farmer; established private nursery in Hackney, near Adelaide, with two sons, one being Frederick Manson Bailey (q.v.).

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Queensland Herbarium

  • John (1) Bailey - Records, 1912 - 1949; Queensland Herbarium. Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • White, C. T., 'The Bailey Family and its Place in the Botanical History of Australia', The Journal of the Historical Society of Queensland, 3 (5) (1945), 362-368. Details


McCarthy, G.J.