From 1903 to 1911, F. A. Kirton was listed as a resident of Hurstville and photographs of large forest trees in the Wyong area are credited to him (see J. H. Maiden’s Forest Flora of N.S. W) . It appears from specimens in the Melbourne and Sydney National Herbaria that there was also a ‘W.’ Kirton who collected in the Illawarra in the same period. It has not been possible to definitely associate the two Kirtons.
Honoured in the name Eucalyptus kirtoniana F. Muell. (1879) (now thought to be a hybrid)Source: Extracted from: Hall, N. (1978) Botanists of the eucalypts. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Melbourne