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Biographical entry Bennett, Kenric Harold (1835 - 1891)

Hobart Town, Tasmania, Australia
30 June 1891
Ivanhoe, New South Wales, Australia
Natural history collector


Kenric Bennett collected indigenous fodder grasses, plants, etc from the Lachlan River, New South Wales during the second half of the nineteenth century.


Born ca 1840. Died Ivanhoe, near Hay, New South Wales, 30 June 1891. Bush naturalist, with three major interests - birds, on whose habits he wrote a number of articles; native plants, which he collected both for himself and J.H. Maiden (q.v.) and published a number of papers on; and the native weapons, implements and utensils of aborigines.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Bennett, Kenrick Harold, 'On Myoporum platycarpum , a Resin Producing Tree of the Interior of New South Wales', The Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 7 (1882), 349-351. Details


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