Born at Bute, S.A., on 12 July 1933.
A farmer with a keen interest in the native flora, especially acacias, eucalypts, eremophilas and chenopods, and acted as an Hionorary Collector for the South Australian Herbarium. He was the collector of the holotype of Bassia copleyi: Ising and of a species of Grevillea. Whilst farming he studied for matriculation, and he was a member of the Nature Conservation Society of S.A. Collected over 5000 specimens for the State Herbarium of South Australia, including the type specimen of Grevillea parrallelinervis J. Carrick, and of the type of Eucalyptus cyanophylla;: Brooker (1977)
Source: Hall, N. (1978) Botanists of the eucalypts. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Melbourne; Olde, P. and Marriott, N. (1994) The Grevillea Book. Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst