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Alexander Macleay

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

(1767–1848)

was a colonial official who fostered the development of science in the colony. He arrived in NSW in 1826 as colonial secretary and was appointed to the Executive...

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Allan Cunningham

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

(1791–1839), English plant collector, who became a gardener at Kew in 1808 and was one of the many collectors sent by Sir Joseph Banks to unexplored parts of the world.

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Bishop, Bernice Pauahi

Linda A. Peterson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Australasian and Pacific History; World History. 1459 words.

Bishop, Bernice Pauahi (19 December 1831–16 October 1884), native Hawaiian high chiefess and philanthropist, was born Pauahi in Honolulu, the daughter of Abner Paki and Konia (maiden name...

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Bishop, Charles Reed

Rhoda E. A. Hackler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Australasian and Pacific History; World History; Banking. 1182 words.

Bishop, Charles Reed (25 January 1822–07 June 1915), banker, cabinet minister, and philanthropist, was born near Glens Falls, New York, the son of Samuel Bishop, a toll collector on the...

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Drake, Sir Francis

Harry Kelsey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; History of the Americas; Property Law; Property Crime; African History; Travel and Holiday. 12786 words.

Drake, Sir Francis (1540–1596), pirate, sea captain, and explorer, was born about February or March 1540 in Crowndale, near Tavistock, Devon, the eldest of five known children of Edmund...

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Edna Walling

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — Australasian and Pacific History.

(1895–1973), acknowledged as Australia's most significant and prolific landscape designer.

English born, she spent her early years in Devon, arriving in Australia c.1914. Her first...

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Emma

Barbara Bennett Peterson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Australasian and Pacific History; World History. 1121 words.

Emma (02 January 1836–25 April 1885), queen consort of Kamehameha IV of Hawaii and philanthropist, queen consort of Kamehameha IV of Hawaii and philanthropist, was born either in Honolulu...

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pioneer

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

A person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area. Recorded from the early 16th century (as a military term denoting a member of the infantry), the word comes...

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William Robert Guilfoyle

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — Australasian and Pacific History.

(1840–1912), landscape gardener and botanist, celebrated for his remarkable remodelling of Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens during his long directorship 1873–1909.

The Guilfoyle...

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