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Biographical entry Pescott, Edward Edgar (1872 - 1954)

11 December 1872
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
31 July 1954
Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
Naturalist and Horticulturalist


Edward Pescott, Principal Governor, School of Horticulture, Burnley, Victoria 1909-1916, and Government Pomologist, Victorian Department of Agriculture 1917-1937 was an authority on native orchids and made weekly radio broadcasts on native flora from the early 1920s.

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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

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Edward Edgar Pescott - Records, 1910 - 1943; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources


  • Willis, J. H., Botanical Pioneers in Victoria, vol. 66 ([Melbourne]: [Brown Pier Anderson], 1949), 19 pp. Details

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Journal Articles

  • P., E. E. [ie Pescott, E. E.], 'Francis G. A. Barnard, J. P.', Victorian naturalist, 49 (7) (1932), 69-73. Details
  • Pescott, E. E., 'Sixty years of work: the history of the Field Naturalists' Club, year by year', Victorian Naturalist, 57 (1940), 4-30. Details
  • Pescott, E. E., 'The Pioneers of Horticulture in Victoria', Victorian Historical Magazine, 18 (1940). Details
  • Pescott, E.E., 'Charles French', Victorian Naturalist, 50 (7) (1933), 57-60. Details


McCarthy, G.J.