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Bailey, Frederick Manson (1827 - 1915)

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Botanist and Horticulturalist
Born: 8 March 1827  Hackney, London, England.  Died: 25 June 1915  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Frederick Manson Bailey was the Colonial Botanist in Queensland 1881-1915 having been earlier appointed by the Queensland Government as botanist to inquire into the causes of diseases affecting livestock and plants. His son was John Frederick Bailey and his grandson was Cyril Tenison White.

Career Highlights
After arriving in Adelaide in 1839, Frederick Manson Bailey partnered his father and brother in a nursery at Hackney, near Adelaide. He then made a short visit to the Bendigo goldfields. Bailey eventually moved to Queensland where he set up his own seed suply store and plant collection business. He soon gain respect as a botanist, obtaining many distinguished career positions. Frederick Bailey's name was given to more than 50 species of plants.

1839Arrived in Australia (Adelaide)
1858 - 1861Land holder in the Hutt Valley area of New Zealand
1861 - 1875Seed store owner and plant exporter in Brisbane
1875 - 1879Botanist on the Queensland Government board to inquire into the causes of diseases affecting livestock and plants
1880 - 1882Acting Curator at the Queensland museum
1881 - 1915Colonial Botanist in Queensland
1890President of the Royal Society of Queensland
1902Clarke Medal received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
1911President of the biology section of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science
1911Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)

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