Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born 10th May 1812. He died 15th March, 1890, probably at Stroud, N.S.W.
He occupied the position of Police magistrate at Tabulam (Casino) from 31 October 1862, to 7 August, 1870. On the latter date he left the Public Service, but re-entered it on 1 July, 1883, as Police Magistrate and Clerk of Petty Sessions at Bullahdelah, holding also the position of Mining Warden, On the 1 December, 1885, his head quarters were transferred from Bullahdelah to Stroud. He held the position of Police Magistrate at the last named town (visiting Bullahdelah, Bungwall, Forster, and Tea Gardens) with, in addition from 1 July, 1887, the offices of Clerk of Petty Sessions and Crown Lands Agent, till the date of his death. The above particulars have been obligingly forwarded to me by Mr. J. L. Williams, Under Secretary of the Department of the Attorney General and of Justice.
He collected botanical specimens for Baron von Mueller, particularly when in the Richmond River district. Part of his herbarium is in the National Herbarium, Sydney, presented by Mrs. Coleman (1905) widow of Mr. Coleman, M.P. for Lismore.
The following plants commemorate him:
Cylicodaphne fawcettiana F.v.M. = Tetranthera reticulata Meissn. = T. fawcettiana, F.v.M.;
Rhipogonum fawcettianum F.v.M.
Source: Maiden, J.H. (1908) Records of Australian botanists- (a) General, (b) New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales for 1908 . 42:60-132