Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born London, 23 October 1786; died Torquay, England, 11 April, 1846.
F.L.S.,1825. Judge of the Supreme Court of N.S. Wales, 1816-24
Sent plants to Hooker. Jackson 400, Proc. Linn. Soc., i, 298; Exotic Flora, t. 222. Dict . Nat. Biog. xviii, 399. The above particulars are taken from (1). The most signal service he performed for Australian botanists consists in the publication of his "Geographical Memoirs on New South Wales etc." (London, 1825). He thus saved some valuable papers read before the Philosophical Society of Australia, more than one of which is of value to the botanist.
He is commemorated in the genera
Fieldia Gaud. = Vanda, and
Fieldia A. Cunn.
Colla wished to commemorate his memory in Cassia barrenfieldii, afterwards corrected to Cassia fieldii Colla = C.australis Sims.
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