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Biographical entry Armstrong, John ( - 1847)

21 January 1847
Koepang, Timor
Botanical collector


John Armstrong was born in Belize and spent time between 1838 and 1846 in Australia collecting botanical specimens for Kew Gardens and William Hooker.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

Published resources


  • Hooker, Joseph Dalton Sir, The botany [of] the Antarctic voyage of H.M. discovery ships Erebus and Terror, in the years 1839-1843 under the command of Captain Sir J.C. Ross (London: Reeve, 1844), 528 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Bailey, F. M., 'A Concise History of Australian Botany', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 8 (1891), xvii-xli. Details
  • Maiden, J.H., 'A Century of Botanical Endeavour in South Australia', Australasian Association for Advancement of Science, xi (1907), 158-199. Details

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