Born in Beechworth, Victoria, on 18 June 1860, died in Melbourne, Victoria, on 30 January 1931.
A school teacher who took a life-long interest in natural history, and made many collections throughout Victoria. These are now housed in MEL and MELU, with duplicates elsewhere, including A, AK, E, F, G, K, KIEL, MO, NH and NSW. Honorary Keeper of the Herbarium at the Botany School, University of Melbourne from 1929-1931. Collaborated with Ewart in the production of Flora of Victoria (1931), and contributed the whole of Leguminosae. Published a monograph of Pultenaea (1920-1928) and a guide to Victorian ferns (1926).
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]