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John Clements Wickham


Naval officer and magistrate. First lieutenant on HMS Beagle, 1831–6; commander, surveying the Australian coast, 1837–41. Settled in Australia in 1842. Police magistrate in New South Wales, 1843–57; government resident, 1857. Left Australia and took his family to southern France in 1862.


Aust. dict. biog.

R. Desmond 1994


Aust. dict. biog.: Australian dictionary of biography. Edited by Douglas Pike et al. 14 vols. [Melbourne]: Melbourne University Press. London and New York: Cambridge University Press. 1966–96.

Desmond, Ray. 1994. Dictionary of British and Irish botanists and horticulturists including plant collectors, flower painters and garden designers. New edition, revised with the assistance of Christine Ellwood. London: Taylor & Francis and the Natural History Museum. Bristol, Pa.: Taylor & Francis.