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Publication: John Buchanan F.L.S. botanist and artist (1819-1898): Tuhinga 13

Is part of: Tuhinga 13

Authors Adams, Nancy
Publication date 2002
Publication type Article

Tuhinga 13: 71 - 115

ARTICLE ABSTRACT: John Buchanan (1819-1898) was employed by, or associated with, some of the first organisations that provided an administrative or scientific framework in the colony - the Reconnaissance and Triangulation Surveys of Otago, the Otago Provincial Geological Survey, the Colonial Museum and Geological Survey of New Zealand, Colonial Botanic Garden, and the New Zealand Institute. Buchanan’s contribution to each of these organisations has been widely acknowledged, but apart from his published work and a few of his drawings and paintings, the details of his life and work remain unchronicled. A chronicological account of Buchanan’s life and work are presented as well as documentation about the fate of Buchanan’s botanical collections.

KEYWORDS: John Buchanan, botanist, artist, New Zealand, Otago Provincial Geological Survey, Colonial Museum and Geological Survey, New Zealand Institute, Colonial Botanic Garden

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Portrait of John Buchanan New Zealand. Gore, Henry Morland. Gift of the New Zealand Institute, 1885. Te Papa

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