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The Resource George William Francis, first director of the Adelaide Botanic Garden : a biography, by Barbara J. Best

George William Francis, first director of the Adelaide Botanic Garden : a biography, by Barbara J. Best

Label
George William Francis, first director of the Adelaide Botanic Garden : a biography
Title
George William Francis, first director of the Adelaide Botanic Garden
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
by Barbara J. Best
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Describes Aboriginal people living in huts on the banks of the River Torrens in the 1850's, and various methods of finding water from the roots of plants in inland areas and collecting dew from trees near the coast p. 21; mentions a school for Aboriginal children in North Terrace, and an Act being passed in 1849 for admission of native evidence in criminal cases p. 23; mentions unfriendly settlers and natives, and a group of Aboriginal people, fascinated by his clothing, hat and boots, kept tracking him through the sandhills p. 47; recounts a story when his children brought an Aboriginal skull and arm bone into the house, discovered when part of a river bank collapsed p. 66; image 'South Australian natives on the tramp' a lithograph by Alexander Schramm p. 21
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
SSL
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Best, Barbara J.
Dewey number
580.744/94231
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plans
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Adelaide Botanic Garden
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Francis, George William
  • Adelaide Botanic Garden
  • Botanical gardens
  • Botanists
Label
George William Francis, first director of the Adelaide Botanic Garden : a biography, by Barbara J. Best
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Signed by author
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 179
Control code
000004999623
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 182 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Received from the Tom Austen Brown collection.
Isbn
9780859040273
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans, ports.
Label
George William Francis, first director of the Adelaide Botanic Garden : a biography, by Barbara J. Best
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Signed by author
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 179
Control code
000004999623
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 182 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Received from the Tom Austen Brown collection.
Isbn
9780859040273
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans, ports.

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