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Atkinson, Henry Brune (1874 - 1960)

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Born: 17 March 1874  Gordon, Tasmania, Australia.  Died: 16 June 1960  Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
Henry Brune Atkinson, a clergyman, was active in the classification and collection of Tasmanian orchids particularly from the 1920s. He eventually recorded 24 previously unknown species.

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Born Gordon, Tasmania, 17 March 1874. Died Launceston, Tasmania, 16 June 1960. Educated University of Tasmania (BA 1899). Various church positions 1901-16, rector, Holy Trinity Church, Hobart 1916-24, archdeacon of Darwin and Launceston with responsibility for all Tasmania north of Conara, the west coast and Flinders and King islands 1928-49. A childhood interest in orchids was revived in the 1920s and he began to collect and classify the Tasmanian varieties, eventually recording 24 previously unknown species. Caladenia atkinsonii Rod. was named after him.

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Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 15 September 2004

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Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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