Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Henry Mangles Denham carried out major survey work around Australia and in the SW Pacific in the period 1852 to 1861.
Reached rank of Admiral in the Royal Navy;
Entered the navy at the age of 12; became dedicated to hydrographic work. Opened the port of Liverpool. Knighted and became F.R.S. in 1839. In 1854 (July 2): Capt Denham in HMS Herald came to complete a (chart) survey of the island of Raoul Sunday in NZ.
The town of Denham in Australia is named after him: DENHAM, Latitude 25° 56' S Longitude 113° 32' E
Book by Brian Roylance on Pacific expeditions published in 1987.
David, A. (1995). The voyage of HMS Herald to Australia and the South-west Pacific 1852-1861 under the command of Captain Henry Mangles Denham. Carlton, V: Miegunyah.
"Voyage of H.M.S. Herald under the command of Captain H. Mangles Denham R.N., being private Journal kept by John MacGillivray, naturalist" 21 February 1852 - January 1855. This is held at National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Source: pers.comm. Howard Palmer, January 2006
Source: pers.comm. Howard Palmer, January 2006