Item 1 - Drawings and descriptions of Tasmanian orchids

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AU TAS UTAS SPARC A14-1

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Drawings and descriptions of Tasmanian orchids

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  • c1920-c1940 (Creation)

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folder of 24 papers

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(1874-1960)

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Archdeacon Henry Brune Atkinson (1874-1960), clergyman and orchidologist, was the son of Rev. Henry D. Atkinson of Stanley and Sarah Ann (Ward). He was educated at Stanley State School, Launceston Church Grammar School and the University of Tasmania (BA 1899). He was ordained an Anglican priest in 1902 and served as Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Hobart and Archdeacon of Launceston and Darwin. From 1919 to 1925 he was Vice-Warden of the University Senate. He collected many specimens of orchid from Tasmania and some from NSW, Victoria and New Zealand. These were given to the Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston by his daughter. Rev. Atkinson married Helen Bertha Knight of Christ Church, New Zealand, in 1905 and they had one daughter, Sheila. For more information see http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/atkinson-henry-brune-5080

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Ink drawings with a typed description of plant and where specimen found, including: Caladenia Atkinsonia Rodway, Praesophyllum odoratum Rogers, Pterodtylus pedoglossa, Calochilus paludosus, Microtii atrata Lindl., etc. Also list of Tasmanian endemic plants and 1 dried plant from Mount Wellington.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence.  For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact Special.Collections@utas.edu.au

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Original inventory and descriptive notes can be found at : https://eprints.utas.edu.au/10748/1/Atkinson_HenryBruneA14.pdf

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