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5 Queensland scientists who you’ve (probably) never heard of

Botanist Frederick Manson Bailey. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 160401

  5. Botantist – Frederick Manson Bailey (1827-1915) ‘Bailey, Frederick Manson (1827–1915)‘, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, published first in hardcopy 1969, accessed online 20 August 2015) State Library of Queensland have digitised volume 5 – Loranthaceae to Lemnaceae and volume 6 – Alismaceae to Filices of Bailey’s Queensland Flora, which can … Read more

‘Inclement’ Wragge : pioneer weather forecaster

Clement Wragge, ca. 1901 State Library of Queensland Negative number: 161210

Clement Lindley Wragge (1852-1922) had an iron constitution and a ‘mop of flaming red hair and explosive temper to match’ according to the Australian Dictionary of Biography.  It goes on to say that he posssessed the ‘adjectival luxuriance of a bullocky’.  He was certainly a colourful character and acquired the nickname ‘Inclement’ Wragge because of his rain … Read more