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Archer, William (1820 - 1874)

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Botanist and Architect
Born: 1820  Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.  Died: 15 October 1874  Cressy, Tasmania, Australia.
William Archer, born in Launceston, Tasmania, studied architecture in England and designed many Tasmanian buildings. His interest in botany led to study at Kew Gardens, England 1856-58 and his contribution of drawings to J.D. Hooker's "Flora Tasmaniae".

Career Highlights

1836 - 1840Studied architecture and surveying under William Rogers in London
1841 - 1842Worked with the Engineer at Robert Stephenson at Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
1842Returned to Tasmania
1842 - 1853Architect. Location: England?
1844 - Manager of the family farm in Tasmania
1855 - 1867Politician
1856 - 1858Botanical studies in England


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 25 July 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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