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Biographical entry Gregson, Jesse (1837 - 1919)

Kent, England
3 August 1919
Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
Agricultural administrator, Botanical collector and Engineer


Jesse Gregson was General Superintendent of the Australian Agricultural Company from 1875 to1905. He arrived in Australia in 1856, where he became involved in the pastoral industry in New South Wales and Queensland. The following year he joined the Australian Agricultural Company and was concurrently chairman of the Association of Northern Collieries. Upon retiring he resided at Mt Wilson in the Blue Mountains (NSW), where he collected many botanical specimens for the Royal Botanic Gardens. He had a particular interest in eucalypts. His interest in botany led him to become friends with J.H. Maiden, and the two often conducted collecting excursions together. Gregson's specimens are preserved in the National Herbarium of New South Wales. Gregson was a member of the royal commission which prepared the case for the Coal Mines Regulation Act 1896.



1875 - 1905
Career position - General Superintendent of the Australian Agricultural Company
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus gregsoniana L.A.S. Johnson & D. Blaxell was named in his honour

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Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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