Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Trained at Kew, Boorman joined the staff of the Sydney Botanic Gardens, New South Wales, in January 1887. He was officially collector for the herbarium from 1901 until retirement (about 1930), accompanying Maiden on several trips, including one to Norfolk Island in 1902. Subsequently undertook extensive collecting throughout New South Wales. His main herbarium is at NSW, with some duplicates at A, BR, DBN, F, GB, GH, JE, L, MEL, MIN, MO, NY, P, S, UC, US, VT and WAG.
Source: Extracted from: A.E.Orchard (1999) A History of Systematic Botany in Australia, in Flora of Australia Vol.1, 2nd ed., ABRS. [consult for source references]
Trained at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Date of arrival in Australia unknown, but in Brisbane in 1885, moving to Sydney in 1886.
Appointed to Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Jan. 1887; promoted to Collector 1901-30.
Collected widely, mainly in NSW (sometimes with J.H.Maiden), e.g. Wingello 1890, 1899 1900, Dubbo 1897, 1898, Port Macquarie Feb. 1898, Mosman Bay 1898, Wyong 1898, Minore 1898, 1899, Barbers Ck Sept. 1899, Port Jackson 1899, Brisbane (Qld) April 1899, Morisset Oct. 1899, Awaba Oct.1899, Wallsend Oct. 1899, Sunny Corner Nov. 1899, Penrith 1900, Norfolk Is. with Maiden Nov. 1902, Nymagee 1903, Boppy Mtn Nov. 1903, Emmaville 1901, Tl, Stanthorpe (Qld), Wallangarra July 1904, Macleay R. Nov. 1906, Styx R. Jan. 1907, Narrabri 1907, Guy Fawkes & Braidwood 1909, Springsure(Qld) 1913, Lithgow 1914, Nerrigundah 1917, Lord Howe Is. 1920 (unpublished account at NSW).
Specimens at BM, BRI, E, G, K, LY, MEL, NSW,PERTH and many others.
Commemorated in Acacia, Agrostis, Eucalyptus, Gastrolobium, Goodenia, Pterostylis etc.
Portrait: Gilbert (2001) facing p. 118.
Obituary: J.W.Vickery, /. Kew Guild 8: 817-819 (1967).
Source: George, A.S. (2009) Australian Botanist's Companion, Four Gables Press, WA. [consult for source references]