Forrest, John, (Sir) (1847-1918)

Also known as
Baron Forrest (1847-1918)
Forrest, Baron (1847-1918)
Forrest, John (1847-1918)
Forrest, John Forrest, (Baron) (1847-1918)
Field of activity
Explorer and Surveyor; surveyor; explorer; politician
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Biographies

Sir John Forrest, 1st Baron Forrest of Bunbury (1847-1918), surveyor, explorer and politician, was born on 22 August 1847 at Preston Point, near Bunbury, Western Australia, fourth child and third son...

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(Sir/Baron) John Forrest was on the staff of the Surveyor-General's Office 1865-1890. He led a number of expeditions in the uncharted wilderness of Western Australia and brought back many specimens for botanists and geologists. He was premier of Western Australia 1890-1901.

  • 1890 - 1901 Career position - Premier of Western Australia
  • 1941 Taxonomy event - The eucalyptus formanii C. A. Gardn. (1941) was named in his honour, he also was co-collector of the type

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Botanists of the Eucalypts : short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material
    Hall, Norman
    [1978]
    Published: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)
  2. John Forrest, first Baron Forrest, 1847-1918Oxford Dictionary of National Biography : John Forrest, first Baron Forrest, 1847-1918
    Baigent, Elizabeth
    [2004]
    Published: Oxford University Press
  3. John Forrest 1847-1918; Alexander Forrest 1849-1901Geographers: Bibliographical Studies 8 39-43 : John Forrest 1847-1918; Alexander Forrest 1849-1901
    Powell, J. M.
    [1984]
  4. Forrest, Sir John (Baron Forrest) (1847-1918)Australian Dictionary of Biography Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle 8 544-551 : Forrest, Sir John (Baron Forrest) (1847-1918)
    Crowley, F. K.
    [1981]
    Published: Melbourne University Press
  5. Federation and Meteorology
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2001]
    Series: http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/fam/
  6. Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales: John Forrest - Records (1900 - 1918)
    Letters to C.G. Greenham 1900-18 [1 volume, ML MSS 931].
    ML MSS 931
  7. JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia: John Forrest - Records (1865 - 1918)
    Diaries from the expedition he led in search of Leichhardt in 1869 and an expedition to Central Australia in 1874, published as "Exploration in Australia" (1875); letters regarding his appointment to the Survey Department 1865-66; correspondence with Governor Broome 1884; diaries 1886; records from the Forrest family businesses; correspondence and notes from the time of his political career 1890-1918 [ACC 1241A, MNs 34, 145, 600, 618]; copies of material from the S. Burt papers, the Picton collection, and the W.A. Colonial Secretaries Office records in the Battye Library, and from the Mitchell Library [ACC 2181A, MN 477].
    ACC 2181A
  8. Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science: Australian Botanists - Biographies
    Hunt Institute Biographies. Short biographies, averaging 2 pages, of Australian botanists, botanical collectors or artists.
    MS 064

Resources by John Forrest (120)

  1. Journal of proceedings of the Western Australian exploring expedition through the centre of Australia : from Champion Bay, on the west coast, to the Overland Telegraph Line between Adelaide and Port Darwin, commanded by John Forrest, F.R.G.S
    Forrest, John Sir, 1847-1918
    [ Article : 1875 ]
    At 8 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37.621)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37.621)

  2. Report on the Kimberley District, north-western Australia / by John Forrest, Surveyor General and Commissioner of Crown Lands
    Forrest, John Sir, 1847-1918
    [ Book, Microform, Article : 1883-1893 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    At 10 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 27.862)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 27.862)

  3. Letter
    Cammilleri, F. (Frederick), 1861-1943
    [ Unpublished : 1906 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 21.119)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 21.119)

  4. Speech by the Right Honourable Sir John Forrest, on the federation of Australia, on the terms proposed in the Commonwealth Bill passed by the Federal Convention, 1898, at St. George's Hall, Perth, on Friday, the 27th May, 1898
    Forrest, John Sir, 1847-1918
    [ Book : 1898 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 17.778)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 17.778)

  5. Attacked by natives at Weld Springs
    Forrest, John Sir, 1847-1918
    [ Art work : 1874 ]
    At WA State Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 16.94)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 16.94)

  6. Biography of John Forrest 1847-Dec 1905
    Forrest, John Sir, 1847-1918
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At WA State Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 16.466)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 16.466)

  7. Speech on moving the second reading of the Homesteads bill, 1892, on the 17th November, 1892 / by Sir John Forrest
    Forrest, John Sir, 1847-1918
    [ Book : 1892 ]
    At WA State Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 16.317)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 16.317)

  8. Journey across the western interior of Australia from Murchison River to Peake Station / by John Forrest
    Forrest, John Sir, 1847-1918
    [ Book : 1875 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 16.237)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 16.237)

  9. Diary of John Forrest, Surveyor General and Commissioner of Crown Lands : from Fremantle to Cambridge Gulf, 1886
    Forrest, John Sir, 1847-1918
    [ Book : 1886 ]
    At WA State Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 16.113)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 16.113)

  10. Index : Explorations in Australia, by John Forrest / by Bruce Graham
    Graham, Bruce (Bruce Howard), 1912-
    [ Book : 1991 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  1. Journal of proceedings of the Western Australian exploring expedition through the centre of Australia : from Champion Bay, on the west coast, to the Overland Telegraph Line between Adelaide and Port Darwin, commanded by John Forrest, F.R.G.S
    Forrest, John Sir, 1847-1918
    [ Article : 1875 ]
    At 8 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37.05)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37.05)

  2. Report on the Kimberley District, north-western Australia / by John Forrest, Surveyor General and Commissioner of Crown Lands
    Forrest, John Sir, 1847-1918
    [ Book, Microform, Article : 1883-1893 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    At 10 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 27.712)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 27.712)

  3. Letter
    Cammilleri, F. (Frederick), 1861-1943
    [ Unpublished : 1906 ]
    At 2 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 21.204)

  4. Report on the Kimberley District, north-western Australia / by John Forrest, Surveyor General and Commissioner of Crown Lands
    Forrest, John Sir, 1847-1918
    [ Book, Microform, Article : 1883-1893 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    At 10 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 20.485)

  5. Sir John Forrest [picture]
    Vandyck
    [ Photograph : 1910 ]
    View online
    At WA State Library
    Sir John Forrest [picture]
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  6. Sir John Forrest / [by] F. K. Crowley
    Crowley, F. K. (Francis Keble), 1924-
    [ Book : 1968 ]
    At 23 libraries
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  7. Speech by the Right Honourable Sir John Forrest, on the federation of Australia, on the terms proposed in the Commonwealth Bill passed by the Federal Convention, 1898, at St. George's Hall, Perth, on Friday, the 27th May, 1898
    Forrest, John Sir, 1847-1918
    [ Book : 1898 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 17.639)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 17.639)

  8. Attacked by natives at Weld Springs
    Forrest, John Sir, 1847-1918
    [ Art work : 1874 ]
    At WA State Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 17.027)

  9. The Western State : some of its people and ports / by John Stokes
    Stokes, John Philip
    [ Book : 1958-1978 ]
    At 36 libraries
    The Western State : some of its people and ports / by John Stokes
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  10. Biography of John Forrest 1847-Dec 1905
    Forrest, John Sir, 1847-1918
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At WA State Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 16.733)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 16.733)

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  1. SIR JOHN FORREST (1847-1918).
    Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (Qld. : 1926 - 1954) Sunday 12 June 1927 p 28 Article
    ... SIR JOHN FORREST. (1847-191^). ; ;? y John Forrest, first Baron .Forrest -Bunbury, was bom .near ... 359 words
    • Text last corrected on 20 July 2014 by anonymous
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  2. FORREST STAMP
    Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954) Saturday 26 November 1949 p 2 Article
    ... , with the words "John Forrest" and the dates of his birth and death, 1847-1918. John Forrest organised ... Western Australia, Sir John Forrest was its first Premier, and he held that office for 10 years. His name ... 272 words
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  3. STAMP IN HONOUR OF LORD FORREST
    Maryborough Chronicle (Qld. : 1947 - 1954) Monday 28 November 1949 p 2 Article
    ... scrol' is at the foot with the words 'John Forrest,' and the dates of his birth and death, '1847 -1918 ... government was, granted to Western Australia Sir John Forrest was its first premier and he held that office ... 245 words
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    Scott, Walter Sir, 1771-1832
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    Reynolds, John, 1901-
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    Callinan, Bernard Sir, 1913-
    [ Book : 1981 ]
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