Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Gardener at Kew, who accompanied William Anderson (Surgeon) on the Resolution (Cook's third voyage) as official plant collector, sponsored by Banks. He collected at Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, 26-30 January 1777, his specimens including the Type of Eucalyptus obliqua, on which the genus was based. In 1787 he was botanical collector on the Bounty, which called at Adventure Bay, and was with Bligh on his epic open boat voyage after the mutiny, dying of exposure and fever after arrival at Timor. His main collection is at BM, with a few duplicates in E and HO.
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]