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Biographical entry Court, Arthur Bertram (1927 - 2012)

25 December 1927
18 May 2012
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


Arthur Court was a botanist known for his research on the genus Acaciain which he attempted to modernise the classification that had stood for nearly 100 years. He made collecting trips throughout Victoria and South Australia and successfully recruited people in remote areas to collect for him. He assisted Jim Willis in the preparation of A handbook of plants in Victoria volume II: dicotyledons by undertaking the preparatory nomenclatural work and writing the account of Mimosaceae. After 20 years at the National Herbarium of Victoria Court moved to Canberra, ultimately becoming Assistant Director of the National Collections at the Canberra Botanic Gardens. Court was Australian Botanical Liaison Officer at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from 1966 to 1967, and Editor of The Victorian naturalist 1957 to 1958.



1954 - 1964
Career position - Assistant Botanist, National Herbarium of Victoria
1957 - 1958
Career position - Editor, Victorian naturalist
1964 - 1965
Career position - Botanist, National Herbarium of Victoria
1965 - 1974
Career position - Senior Botanist, National Herbarium of Victoria
1966 - 1967
Career position - Australian Botanical Liaison Officer, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
1974 - 1983
Career position - Curator of the Herbarium, Canberra Botanic Gardens
1983 - 1989
Career position - Assistant Director, National Collections, Australian National Botanic Gardens
Life event - Retired

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