Contributing Authors
Western Australian Exploration 1836-1845

The Introduction

Dr Patrick Armstrong, Geographer, is a Research Fellow, School of Earth and Geographical Sciences at the University of Western Australia.  He has publications on biogeography, ecology, environmental law and geographical and scientific thought. He is Australia’s leading authority on Charles Darwin.

Appendix on Aboriginals

Neville Green is a missionary teacher turned historian who has more than 40 publications to his name, including The Forrest River Massacres and Commandant of Solitude (with John Mulvaney). His Appendix for the 1836-1845 Volume also relates to the 1826-1835 Volume.

Appendix on Fauna

Dr Ian Abbott, ecologist, is the Senior Principal Research Scientist, Science Division, Dept of Conservation and Environment.. He has wide field experience and expertise in biogeography and historical ecology, as well as trees, birds and invertebrates. Since his first publication in 1970 he has published more than 200 papers.

Appendix on Flora

Dr Alex George worked at the Western Australian Herbarium from 1959 to 1981 and then spent twelve years in Canberra as Executive Editor of the Flora of Australia project. In 1993 he returned to Perth where he has his own consultancy as a botanist, editor and indexer. He has served twice at Kew as Australian Botanical Liaison Officer (ABLO)—in 1968 and 2004–05—and spent another year there when his partner Roberta Cowan was ABLO in 2002–03. His taxonomic research has focused on the families Proteaceae, Myrtaceae and Gyrostemonaceae, resulting in naming many new species and several new genera. He has also studied the botanical history of Australia.