Commander of Adventure during James Cook's second voyage to the Pacific. Visited Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, in Tasmania for four days from 9 March 1773. Seeds and some specimens of Leptospermum lanigerum and seeds of Eucalyptus obliqua were collected, and the specimens (the earliest extant ones from Tasmania) are now in BM. Both species were grown in England from these seeds.
Extracted from: A.E.Orchard (1999) A History of Systematic Botany in Australia, in Flora of Australia Vol.1, 2nd ed., ABRS. [consult for source references]