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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Philip John MacMahon : Brisbane Botanic Gardens Curator 1889 - 1905 and His Vision of Brisbane as a 'City of Palms'
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'Philip John MacMahon was curator of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Queensland, Australia, 1889-1905, and Director of Forests 1905-11. MacMahon significantly expanded the palm collection at the Botanic Gardens and he encouraged their wide-spread use in both public and domestic situations. He envisaged Brisbane as a 'City of Palms'. This paper provides a brief biography of MacMahon and outlines the development of the palm collection in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens during his curatorship.' (Publication abstract)

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