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Biographical entry Moore, Charles (1820 - 1905)

10 May 1820
Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland
30 April 1905
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia


Charles Moore was Government Botanist and Director of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney from 1848 to 1896. He co-authored the Handbook of the Flora of New South Wales with Ernst Betche, which was published in 1893



1848 - 1896
Career position - Director of the Botanical Gardens, Sydney
Career event - Collected botanical specimens in the South Pacific, including New Zealand, the New Hebrides and New Caledonia
Career event - Collected botanical specimens on Lord Howe Island
Career event - Published Handbook of the Flora of New South Wales, co-authored with E. Betche
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus moorei Maiden & Cambage was named in honour of Moore

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

National Herbarium, Melbourne

  • Charles Moore - Records, 1880 - 1887, MSS M50; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


  • Moore, Charles; Betche, Ernst, Handbook of the flora of New South Wales : a description of the flowering plants and ferns indigenous to New South Wales, Government Printer, Sydney, 1893, 582 pp. Details

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Journal Articles

  • Froggatt, Walter W., 'The Curators and Botanists of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney.', Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. xviii, III, 1932, pp. 101-133. Details
  • Maiden, J.H., 'Records of Australian Botanists - (a) General, (b) New South Wales', Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. xlii, 1908, pp. 60-132. Details
  • Moore, C., 'Remarks on a New plant Rich in Tannin', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 24, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1890, pp. 71-73. Details


McCarthy, G.J.