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White, Samuel (1835 - 1880)

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Born: 15 June 1835  St Johns Wood, England.  Died: 16 November 1880  Sydney, New South Wales, australia.
Samuel White managed his father's property at Tatiara, South Australia from the 1850s and began collecting ornithological specimens. He led a number of expeditions in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, as well as north of Australia. On one of these expeditons he found a new blue wren, Malurus callainus.

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Born London, 15 June 1835. Died Sydney, 16 November 1880. Arrived Australia 1842. Managed his father's staton, Tatiara, in the south-east of South Australia during the 1850s. After his father's death in 1860 he began a series of collecting expeditions, including along the Murray River (1863, 1865); north of Lake Eyre 1863; west of Spencer Gulf 1865; Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria 1867-68; North Queensland 1871, 1878-79; Torres Straits islands 1878-79; Aru Islands, Arafura Sea 1880.
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