Trained as a surveyor, and worked for the Departments of Lands and Mines. Keenly interested in botany, he collaborated with Baker, Maiden, Woolls, and others in studies of Acacia and Eucalyptus. He travelled widely throughout New South Wales as a field surveyor, collecting extensively. His collections are in SYD, with duplicates elsewhere, including A, CANB, DBN, L, NSW and S.
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]