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Biographical entry Moore, Thomas Bather (1850 - 1919)


26 November 1850
New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
14 August 1919
Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia
Explorer and Botanical collector


Thomas Moore, a prospector, amateur botanist and geologist, explored many areas of Tasmania, particularly the west. He also collected plant specimens for F. Mueller.



Career event - Presented Report on the West Coast to the Geographical Society of Australasia
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus muelleri T.B.Moore (= Eucalyptus johnstonii Maiden (1922))

Archival resources

National Herbarium, Melbourne

  • Thomas Bather Moore - Records, 1889 - 1891, MSS M30; National Herbarium, Melbourne. Details

Private hands (Elliston, M.G.)

  • Thomas Bather Moore - Records, 1850 - 1919; Private hands (Elliston, M.G.). Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • McShane, Ian, 'Moore, Thomas Bather (1850-1919), Prospector and Explorer', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, p. 571. Also available at Details

Journal Articles

  • Baillie, Peter, 'The West Coast Range, Tasmania: Mountains and Geological Giants', Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 144, 2010, pp. 1-13. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Hall, Norman, Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.