Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Died at Liverpool N.S.W. October 27th, 1854
The following extract from the legend on the mural tablet in St Luke’s Church, Liverpool contains most of the information concerning him –
“In memory of the Reverend James Walker, M.A., formerly Chaplain of New College Oxford, andl Rector of Paddington, Somersetshire, England, subsequently Head Master of The King's School, and First Rector of All Saints Church, Parramatta, and, during eight years incumbent of St. Luke's in this town,where he fell asleep in Jesus, October 27th, 1854, aged 60 years."
Woolls acknowledged the assistance Mr. Walker gave him in naming some of the plants enumerated in his "Specles plantarum Paramattensium." He possessed a considerable local reputation for his knowledge of New South Wales plants, but I cannot find that he published anything on the subject. Locally he is remembered as a very humble-minded man. He is not commemorated by any plant.
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
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