Mueller, Ferdinand ˜vonœ 1825-1896

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Birth 1825-06-30
Death 1896-10-10

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Botanist and explorer, Director of the Botanical Gardens in Melbourne from 1857 to 1873 and Government Botanist from 1857 till his death in 1896.

From the description of Letter of Ferdinand Von Mueller [manuscript]. 1894. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225758314

Botanist. Came to Australia in 1847. Appointed botanist to the North West Australian expedition under A.C. Gregory in 1855, travelling 5000 miles in sixteen months and observing 2000 species of plants. Returning to Melbourne, to become director of the Botanical Gardens.

From the description of Letters. 1870-1896. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 222119500

Von Mueller, 1825-1896, botanist and explorer, was born at Rostock, Germany. He sailed for Australia in 1847 on medical advice, and in 1853 was appointed Government Botanist at Melbourne. From 1857 to 1873 he was also Director of the Botanical Gardens at Melbourne.

From the description of Correspondence [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225760702

Botanist and explorer.

From the description of Notes [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225762217


From the description of [Letter] 1858 May 20, Melbourne, Vic. [to] Mr. Elsey [manuscript]. [1858] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225791199

Botanist and explorer, director of the Botanical Gardens in Melbourne from 1857 to 1873 and government botanist from 1853 to his death.

From the description of Letter. 1894. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225689625

Botanist, explorer. Migrated to Australia in 1847 and was appointed Victorian Government Botanist in 1853. Explored most of Victoria in 1853-1854 and was a member of Gregory's northern Australia expedition in 1855-1856. Director of Melbourne Botanical Gardens 1857-1873.

From the description of Papers [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225771073


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