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Biographical entry Arthur, John (1804 - 1849)

Born
1804
Dunkeld, Scotland
Died
1849
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Botanist and Gardener

Summary

John Arthur was Melbourne's first botanical gardener. He arrived in Port Phillip in the first Scottish migrant barque, the "David Clark", in 1839.

Details

Born Dunkeld, Scotland, 1804. Died Melbourne, January 1849. Trained as a landscape gardener in Scotland; arrived Melbourne 1839; farming, Heidelberg district; first superintendent, Melbourne Botanic Gardens 1846-49.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • John Arthur - Records, 1837 - 1906, MS 10315; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Maiden, J.H., 'Records of Victorian Botanists', Victorian Naturalist, 25 (1908), 101-117. Details

Resources

See also

  • Aitken, Richard and Looker, Michael eds, The Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2002), 700 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.