Born at Port Lincoln, SA, 8 December 1924.
He has been a timber-getter and owned and operated Yallunda Flat Sawmill 1959-62. In the period 1969-74 he was a forest worker and caretaker at Wanilla Forest Reserve which is near Port Lincoln and there he collected the type of the subspecies Eucalyptus lansdowneana F. Muell. & J.E. Brown subsp. albopurpurea Boomsma (1974) on 2 July 1973.Source: Extracted from: Hall, N. (1992) Suppliment No. 3 to 'Botanists of the eucalypts - 1978'. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Melbourne