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Weston, Thomas Charles George (1866 - 1935)

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Born: 14 October 1866  Poyle, Middlesex, England.  Died: 1 December 1935  Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia.
Thomas Charles G. Weston was officer-in-charge of afforestation for Canberra from 1913 until his retirement in 1926. He carried out extensive scientifically-planned breeding trials to increase the number of species that might grow in Canberra. A suburb and a park in Canberra are named after him. Prior to migrating to Australia in 1869, Weston studied horticulture at a number of places in the UK, including working as a gardener at Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

Career Highlights

1896Migrated to Australia (New South Wales)
1898 - 1908Gardener-in-charge of Admiralty House
1908 - 1912Head Gardener at Federal Government House in Sydney
1912 - 1913Superintendent of the State Nursery in Campbelltown, New South Wales
1913 - 1926Officer-in-charge of afforestation in Canberra
1926 - 1927Consultant to Canberra


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 8 August 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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