Gilbert, John (1810-1845)

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Naturalist; Explorer
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John Gilbert (1810?-1845), naturalist and explorer, was born probably in England; although the year is not known the day of birth is on record because on 14 March 1845 a stopping-place of the first Leichhardt...

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John Gilbert was the principal collector in Australia for John Gould and was the naturalist on Ludwig Leichhardt's expedition to Port Essington 1844-1845.

  • Career position - Zoological Assistant to John Gould
  • Career position - Naturalist to Ludwig Leichhardt's expedition to Northern Australian
  • Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus gilbertensis (Maiden & Blakely) S.T.Blake was named in his honour

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Gilbert, John
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. John Gilbert's Notebook on Marsupials
    Whittell, H. M.
    Published: 1954
    Series: Western Australian Naturalist, 4, 104-114
  3. Mr Gilbert's Beautiful Parrakeet
    Olsen, Penny
    Published: 2005
    Series: National Library of Australia News
  4. The Study of Australian Eucalypts
    McCarthy, Gavan; Smith, Ailie; Moje, Christine; Rigby, Rebecca
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2013
  5. Records of Queensland Botanists
    Maiden, J.H.
    Published: 1909
    Series: Australasian Association for Advancement of Science, xii, 373-383
  6. An Explorer and His Birds. John Gilbert's Discoveries in 1844-5
    Chisholm, A. H.
    Published: 1945
  7. Birds of the Gilbert Diary
    Chisholm, A. H.
    Published: 1944
    Series: Emu, 44, 131-150
  8. The Story of John Gilbert.
    Chisholm, A. H.
    Published: 1940
    Series: Emu, 39, 156-176
  9. The Visits of John Gilbert, Naturalist, to Swan River Colony
    Whittell, H. M.
    Published: 1949
    Series: Journal of the Western Australian Historical Society, 4, 23-53
  10. A Review of the Work of John Gilbert in Western Australia
    Whittell, H. M.
    Published: 1941
    Series: Emu, 41 & 51, 112 - 129 & 117 & 131
  11. Gilbert, John (1810?-1845)
    Chisholm, A. H.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1, 441-442
  12. The Incredible Year
    Chisholm, A. H.
    Published: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1940
  13. John Gilbert (1812-1845), the Australian Naturalist and Explorer: New Light on his Work in England
    Torrens, H. S.
    Published: 1987
    Series: Archives of Natural History, 14, 2, 211-219
  14. Gilbert, John (1810?-1845), naturalist and explorer
    Chisholm, A. H.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966
    Series: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 1, 441-442
  15. Some Early Letters in Australian Ornithology
    Chisholm, A. H.
    Published: 1964
    Series: Emu, 63
  16. John Gilbert in Western Australia
    Whittell, H. M.
    Published: 1951
    Series: Emu, 41
  17. Retracing the Botanical Steps of Leichhardt and Gilbert in June 1845
    Jackes, Betsy R.
    Published: Australian Systematic Botany Society, Melbourne, 1990
    Series: History of Systematic Botany in Australasia: Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the University of Melbourne, 25-27 May 1988, 165-170
  18. John Gilbert, 1812-1845
    Fisher, Clemency Thorne
    Published: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004
    Series: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  19. Strange New World: the Adventures of John Gilbert and Ludwig Leichardt
    Chisholm, A. H.
    Published: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1955
  20. Contributions to the History of Australasian Ornithology
    Davis, William E., Recher, Harry E., Boles, Walter E. and Jackson, Jerome A.
    Published: Nuttall Ornithological Club, Cambridge (Mass.), 2008
  21. The Top of the Top End: John Gilbert's Manuscript Notes for John Gould on Vertebrates from Port Essington and Cobourg Peninsula (Northern Territory, Australia); with Comments on Specimens Collected during the Settlement Period 1838 to 1849, and Subsequently
    Fisher, Clemency and Calaby, John
    Published: Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory, Darwin, 2009
  22. Natural History Collecting at Port Essington
    Short, P. S.
    Published: 2010
    Series: Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter, 143, 13-7
  23. Longmore, N. W.
    Published: 2011
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 22, 180-1

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  1. Mr Gilbert's beautiful parrakeet
    Olsen, Penny
    National Library of Australia News
    [ Article : 2005 ]
    View online (conditions apply)
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  2. A review of the work of John Gilbert in Western Australia / by H.M. Whittell
    Whittell, H. M. (Hubert Massey), 1883-1954
    [ Book : 1941-1951 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45,285.289)

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  3. The visits of John Gilbert, naturalist, to Swan River colony
    Whittell, E. M
    Journal and Proceedings (Western Australian Historical Society : 1949)
    [ Article : 1949 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 42,094.516)

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  4. John Gould, nature's illustrious illuminator
    Kenneally, Kevin F
    Landscope (Como, WA)
    [ Article : 2004 ]
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  5. A man of great zeal and assiduity: the pioneering naturalist John Gilbert in Australia, 1838-1845
    Fisher, Clemency
    Contributions to the History of Australasian Ornithology
    [ Article : 2008 ]
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    Gilbert, John, ...
    [ Photograph : 1960 ]
    Memorial to John Gilbert at Drakes Ford, Western Australia
  2. NSW servicemen portraits, 1918-19 - ...
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    NSW servicemen portraits, 1918-19 - Gilbert John Allan
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  5. John Gilbert, the bushranger
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  1. GILBERT.
    The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889) Monday 17 May 1869 p 3 Article
    ... GILBERT. May 10. —Present—Chairman, Messrs. O'Hal- <*> loran, Kelly, and Flavel Letters from Crown ... especially as typhoid fever had shown itself in Rivertou. Mr. John Inglis appointed Inspector of ... 145 words
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  2. GILBERT.
    South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1868 - 1881) Saturday 23 July 1870 p 7 Article
    ... j .?:' . GILBERT. ;July 18.— Present— AIL Mr. John Kelly elected Chairman. Council to meet at 2 o ... 'clock Pirn, during winter months. Clerk* to prepare forms of tenders for use bf contractors. John Beck ... 189 words
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  3. GILBERT.
    South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) Wednesday 27 June 1883 p 7 Article
    ... GILBERT. The annual election meeting was held in the Council Chamber, when Mr. M. Hindow was ... nominated Councillor for No. 3 Ward, Mr. D. Horgan for No. 4 Ward, and Mr. John G&smier for No. 5 Ward, mere ... 93 words
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  1. John Gilbert and John Gould
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2006 ]
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    John Gilbert and John Gould
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  2. Interview with John Gilbert Marsh in 2009 / interviewed by Richard Hartley
    Marsh, John Gilbert, 1925-
    [ Sound : 2009 ]
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    At WA State Library
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  3. Graeme Atkinson interviewed by Kevin Gilbert ; and, John Prior interviewed by Kevin Gilbert in Kevin Gilbert collection
    Atkinson, Graeme, 1945-
    [ Sound : 1975 ]
    At National Library
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  4. Gilbert Hickson interviewed by John Shields in the NSW Bicentennial oral history collection
    Hickson, Gilbert, 1902-
    [ Sound : 1987 ]
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    At National Library
    Gilbert Hickson interviewed by John Shields in the NSW Bicentennial oral history collection
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  1. Gilbert, Lionel A., (Lionel Arthur) (1924-2015)
    Historian; Museum Curator; Teacher; Science historian
    ... Well known Armidale author, historian and naturalist Lionel Gilbert OAM has died, aged 91. ... Lionel Gilbert was a leading historian of Australian botany. After service as a radar operator ...
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  2. Gilbert, W. S., (William Schwenck) (-1911)
    Librettist; Playwright; Book and Lyrics; Lyricist; Writer; Composer; Poet; Author
    ... Milson, John ... Born in London. William Schwenck Gilbert is a British Librettist, Playwright, Book and Lyrics ...
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  3. Gilbert, John (1845-)
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  1. Gilbert v. Gilbert.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 10 July 1942 [Issue No.101] p 2136

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... , Supreme Court, King-street, Sydney, all the right, title, and interest (if any) of Reginald John Gilbert ... .986,586 from Reginald John Gilbert to Rose Koller, this mortgage being transferred by Transfer of Mort-gage No ... 320 words
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  2. JOHN A. GILBERT HOLDINGS LIMITED.—Notice is
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 3 January 1958 [Issue No.1] p 14

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    ... JOHN A. GILBERT HOLDINGS LIMITED.—Notice is hereby given that it is the intention of this Company ... 66 words
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  3. JOHN A. GILBERT HOLDINGS LIMITED.—Notice is
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 27 December 1957 [Issue No.171] p 4287

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    ... JOHN A. GILBERT HOLDINGS LIMITED.—Notice is hereby given that it is the intention of this Company ... 71 words
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  1. John Gilbert
    John Gilbert
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  2. John Gilbert Dowdell
    John Gilbert Dowdell
    Created by hordy, 5 items.

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  3. John George Gilbert - Williamstown
    John George Gilbert - Williamstown
    Created by bradstorey, 3 items.

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  1. [Gilbert Thompson collection]
    Thompson, G. (Gilbert), 1839-1909
    [ Map, Photograph : 1854-1898 ]
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  2. The beef-cattle industry in the Leichhardt-Gilbert region of Queensland : an economic survey / by J.H. Kelley
    Kelly, J. H. (John Henry), 1895-1983
    [ Government publication, Map : 1959 ]
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  3. Plan of the County of Light [cartographic material]/ by John W. Deering
    [ Art work, Map : 1857 ]
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  1. Strange new world : the adventures of John Gilbert and Ludwig Leichhardt / by Alec H. Chisholm
    Chisholm, Alec H. (Alec Hugh), 1890-1977
    [ Book : 1941-1955 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    At 44 libraries
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  2. Strange journey : the adventures of Ludwig Leichhardt and John Gilbert / [by] Alec H. Chisholm
    Chisholm, Alec H. (Alec Hugh), 1890-1977
    [ Book, Audio book : 1973-1986 ]
    At 49 libraries
    Strange journey : the adventures of Ludwig Leichhardt and John Gilbert / [by] Alec H. Chisholm
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  3. John Gilbert / W. Anderson
    Anderson, W
    [ Thesis : 1974 ]
    At Uni of Melb Library
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  4. The story of John Gilbert / by A.H. Chisholm
    Chisholm, A. H. (Alexander Hugh), 1890-1977
    [ Book : 1940 ]
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  1. John Gilbert in Western Australia
    H.M. Whittell
    Emu
    [ Article : 1939 ]
    View online
    At CSIRO Publishing
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  2. The death of John Gilbert
    Dalton, Brian James; Dalton, B. J
    [ Article : 1996 ]
    View online
    At UQ Inst Rep
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  3. The Story of John Gilbert
    A.H. Chisholm
    Emu
    [ Article : 1940 ]
    View online
    At CSIRO Publishing
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  4. JOHN GILBERT... Ornithologist and Explorer
    Australian Broadcasting Commission; By COLIN LAWRENCE
    ABC weekly
    [ Article : 1953 ]
    View online
    At Trove DigitalLibrary
    JOHN GILBERT... Ornithologist and Explorer
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  1. Gilbert, John
    [ Published ]
    At NGV Library
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  2. Kevin John Gilbert poems, 1970
    Gilbert, Kevin, 1933-1993
    [ Unpublished : 1970 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Kevin John Gilbert poems, 1970
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  3. John Gilbert Papers
    Gilbert, d. 1845, John
    [ Unpublished : 1843 ]
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