Born at Armadale, W.A., on 15 March 1935.
Following two years at the Forestry Cadet School of the Forests Department of Western Australia, he was a field officer of that department (1951-63). He joined the technical staff of the W.A. Station of the Forest Research Institute, Forestry and Timber Bureau, in 1963.Source: Extracted from: Hall, N. (1978) Botanists of the eucalypts. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Melbourne