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Biographical entry Fagg, Murray Allan (1947 - )

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Botanical artist, Botanist, Photographer and Web manager


With a keen interest in botany and Australian plants from youth, Fagg has been working at the Herbarium of the Australian National Botanic Gardens (formerly Canberra Botanic Gardens) since 1970. Since 2000, he has worked at the Botanical Information Group, managing the dissemination of botanical information and the image and photography collection.


Murray Fagg illustrated and published a range of botanical-horticultural books with John Wrigley. His private collection of 40,000 photographs of Australian plants and vegetation has been used widely for publications in both scientific and popular literature, including the online Australian Plant Name Index.


1970 - 1980s
Career position - Botanist, Australian National Herbarium
1980 - 2000
Career position - Director, Visitor Services, Australian National Botanic Gardens
2000 -
Career position - Web manager, Botanical Information Group, Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


  • Lockwood, Leslie; Wilson, Jan and Fagg, Murray, Botanic gardens of Australia : a guide to 80 gardens (Sydney, NSW: New Holland Australia, 2001), 176 pp. Details
  • Wrigley, J. and Fagg, M., Eucalypts: A Celebration (Crows Nest Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2010), 344 pp. Details


See also

Christine Moje