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Newman, Francis William (1796? - 1859)

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Born: 1796?.  Died: 23 August 1859  Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Francis William Newman was Superintendent of the Hobart Botanic Gardens 1845-59. He was the first properly qualified person to hold the post. Newman moved from Sydney to Hobart to take up the post, where he stayed until his death. During his term as Superintendent he introduced many new plant species and visitor numbers increased rapidly. He established a system of plant exchanges with other Australian gardens and gave much attention to the breeding of wheats suitable for the Tasmanian climate.

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 24 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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