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Williamson, Herbert Bennett (1860 - 1931)

Botanist and School teacher
Born: 18 June, 1860  Beechworth, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 30 January 1931  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Herbert Bennett Williamson was a school teacher and head master in a number of Victorian State Schools over a career covering 49 years. In all the school grounds he planted Acacias and many other species of trees and native shrubs and the schools were noted for their beautiful gardens.

Career Highlights
Born Beechworth, Victoria, 18 June 1860. Died Melbourne, 30 January 1931. Educated Chiltern State school. Teacher and later headmaster at a number of Victorian State Schools, ending at Dandenong State School 1922-35. Honorary keeper, Herbarium, Botany School, University of Melbourne 1929-31. Assistant Secretary and Librarian, Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria 1921-31. Published a number of botanical papers in the Victorian Naturalist and the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, including a 9 part work on Victorian ferns in 1926. His very extensive private herbarium was bequeathed to the National Herbarium, Melbourne.

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 16 September 2004

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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