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Colonial Plants Database

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Brief description

This database includes more than 11,000 listings of plants known to be available in the colony of New South Wales up until the 1860s. The database is compiled from several sources including Botanic Gardens records, nursery catalogues and manuscript plant lists created by colonists such as Colonial Secretary Alexander Macleay (1767-1848).

Significance

This database is a work in progress: the listings are being progressively checked against the original source, editorial additions such as historical and taxonomical notes are being made systematically and, where possible, botanical illustrations derived from publications contemporaneous with the plant lists are being attached to each listing. When this process is completed, further listings may be added from other sources.For scholars interested in Australian garden history; in landscape heritage; in the history of the commercial cultivation of Australian native plants as nursery species; and in the history of the introduction and distribution of exotic plants into Australia the database provides a significant dataset as an underpinning for further research.

Data time period: 1817 to 1863

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