Born in Scotland, 1st August, 1801, and died in the BotanicGardens, Sydney, 15 th February,1867.
Photograph taken 1863. Hewas first appointed Overseer, Botanic Gardens, 20th July, 1833. In 1844 he was Superintendent till the appointment of Mr. J.C. Bidwill as Director on 1st September, 1847. He then reverted to his position as Overseer, which he held until his death. He travelled over the Blue Mountains and other districts for seeds and living plants for the garden. He made some of the first olive oil in New South Wales, and was awarded the Silver Medal of the New South Wales horticultural Society in 1842. The Botanic Gardens owes much to his faithful work.
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