Henry Tisdall (1836?- 1905) lived in Walhalla, Victoria, for eighteen years
from 1868, where he devoted his energies to a detailed study of the flora
in northern Gippsland and the Baw Baw plateau. With Mueller's
encouragement he turned his attention to the largely neglected fungi, an interest
reflected in a number of his papers (Tisdall 1885, 1896). Tisdall's transfer
to Melbourne in 1886 saw him spread his botanical interests wider to include
algae, while he continued to share his knowledge with other naturalists.
Extracted from: Flora of Victoria, Vol. 1, Chap 5, 'Botanical Exploration of Victoria', by J.H.Willis & Helen M. Cohn (1993). [consult for source references]