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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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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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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.

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