Biographical entry Arthur, John (1804 - 1849)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Botanist and Gardener
John Arthur was Melbourne's first botanical gardener. He arrived in Port Phillip in the first Scottish migrant barque, the "David Clark", in 1839.
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.
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
- Maiden, J.H., 'Records of Victorian Botanists', Victorian Naturalist, 25 (1908), 101-117. Details
- 'Arthur, John (1804-18491231)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1114815. Details
- Aitken, Richard and Looker, Michael eds, The Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2002), 700 pp. Details
Created: 20 October 1993, Last modified: 4 February 2010
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