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Biographical entry Adcock, George Henry (1860 - 1931)

Born
2 October 1860
Lincolnshire, England
Died
18 January 1931
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Horticulturist, Science educator, Teacher and Viticulturist

Summary

George Adcock was a teacher and botanist working in the Geelong region of Victoria. Between 1875 and 1898 he worked for the Victorian Public Service as a head teacher and later permanent assistant at Geelong Flinders School. In 1898 he transferred to the Victorian Government Department of Agriculture. By 1906 he was Principal of the Viticultural Station and School in Rutherglen Victoria. He retired from this position in October 1920. Alongside his formal employment George Adcock was an active member of the Geelong Field Naturalists Club serving as president in 1897 and again in 1902. He was also a member of the Royal Society of Victoria and a fellow of the Linnean Society (London). His census of indigenous plants of the Geelong District, census of the plants of the Cape Otway Forest and Supplementary list of plants from the cap Otway Forest are held by the Royal Botanical Gardens of Victoria.

Details

Events

1864
Life event - Migrated from England to Australia
1875 - 1897
Career position - Department of Education, Colonial Government of Victoria
1896
Career event - Published, Supplementary list of plants from Cape Otway Forest
1896
Career event - Published, Census of plants of the Cape Otway Forest to October 1895
1897
Career event - Published, Census of indigenous plants of the Geelong district
1897
Career position - President, Geelong Field Naturalists Club, Victoria
1898 - 1902
Career position - Member, The Royal Society of Victoria
1898 - 1920
Career position - Department of Agriculture, Colonial Government of Victoria
1902
Career position - President, Geelong Field Naturalists Club, Victoria
1906 - 1920
Career position - Principal, Viticultural Station and School, Rutherglen, Victoria
1914 -
Career position - Country Member, The Royal Society of Victoria

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Adcock, George Henry, 'Census of plants of the Cape Otway Forest to October 1895', Geelong Naturalist, vol. 5, no. 1, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, 1896, pp. 13 - 19. Details
  • Adcock, George Henry, 'Census of indigenous plants of the Geelong district', Geeolong Naturalist, vol. 6, no. 1, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, 1897, pp. 31 - 36. Details

Newspaper Articles

Resources

  • Adcock, George Henry, Supplementary list of plants from Cape Otway Forest, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, 1896. Details

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