Gilbert, Lionel A. (Lionel Arthur) (1924-2015)

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Gilbert, Lionel (1924-)
Gilbert, Lionel (1924-2015)
Gilbert, Lionel A. (1924-2015)
Gilbert, Lionel A. (Lionel Arthur) (1924-)
Gilbert, Lionel Arthur, (OAM) (1924-2015)
Gilbert, Lionel Arthur (1924-)
Gilbert, Lionel Arthur (1924-2015)
Field of activity
Historian; Museum Curator; Teacher; Science historian
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Lionel Gilbert was a leading historian of Australian botany. After service as a radar operator during WWII, Gilbert spent 15 years teaching in New South Wales primary schools. He was the appointed to the Armidale Teachers' College as head of the history department, where he established a museum of historic resources. Following his PhD studies into the history of botany in New South Wales (1811-1880) he went on to write a history of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, biographies of eminent botanists Joseph maiden, Hermann Rupp and William Woolls, and many articles on botanical subjects. His interest in botanical history was matched by his dedication to the history of his local area, New England in New South Wales.

  • Award - Scholarship to Sydney teacher's College
  • Career position - Radar operator with RAAF
  • Career position - Teacher, Nabiac Central School
  • Career position - Deputy Headmaster, Wauchope Primary School
  • Career position - Headmaster, Rocky River Primary School, near Uralla
  • Career position - Research and Information Officer, Department of External Studies, University of New South Wales
  • Career position - Honorary Curator, Armidale City Council Folk Museum
  • Education - BA, University of New England
  • Career position - Lecturer and Curator, Museum of Education, Armidale Teachers' College
  • Education - PhD, University of New England
  • Award - Churchill Fellowship
  • Career position - Member, New South Wales State Archives Authority
  • Career position - Inaugural Director, Historical Resources Centre, Armidale College of Advanced Education
  • Award - Certificate of Merit, Museums Association of Australia
  • Life event - Retired
  • Career position - Honorary Research Associate, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
  • Award - Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
  • Award - Honorary Fellow, Royal Australian Historical Society
  • Award - Centenary Medal
  • Award - Fellow, Federation of Australian Historical Societies
  • Award - Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of New England

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Well known Armidale author, historian and naturalist Lionel Gilbert OAM has died, aged 91.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Gilbert, Lionel Arthur
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Fitzgerald, Robert David (1830-1892), surveyor and naturalist
    Gilbert, L. A.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1972
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 4, 178-179
  3. Howard, Amos William (1848-1930)
    Gilbert, L. A.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 9, 374-375
  4. Considen, Dennis (-1815)
    Gilbert, L. A.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1, 242-243
  5. Plants, politics and personalities in colonial New South Wales
    Gilbert, Lionel A.
    Published: Academic Press, Sydney, 1981
    Series: People and Plants in Australia, 220-58
  6. Plants, politics and personalities in nineteenth-century New South Wales
    Gilbert, Lionel A.
    Published: 1970
    Series: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 56, 1, 15-35
  7. Visit of an Early Naturalist to Victoria
    Gilbert, Lionel
    Published: 1952
    Series: Victorian Naturalist, 68, 175-178
  8. Naturalist-Explorers of the Australian Coasts
    Gilbert, Lionel A.
    Published: 1950
    Series: Victorian Naturalist, 67, July, 49-53, 77-80
  9. William Carron, Botanist and Explorer, 1821-1876
    Gilbert, Lionel A.
    Published: 1961
    Series: Royal Australian Historical Society, xlvii, 5, 292-311
  10. Hamilton, Alexander Greenlaw (1852-1941), Schoolteacher and Naturalist
    Gilbert, L. A.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 9, 173-174
  11. Turner, Fred (1852-1939), Horticulturalist and Botanist
    Gilbert, L. A.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 12, 292-293
  12. Rupp, Herman Montague Rucker (1872-1956), Clergyman and Botanist
    Gilbert, L. A.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 11, 480-481
  13. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney: a History 1816-1985
    Gilbert, Lionel
    Published: Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1986
  14. Introduction
    Gilbert, Lionel
    Published: Mulini Press, Canberra, 1980
    Series: Excursions From Berrima and a Trip to Manaro and Molonglo in the 1870s
  15. Dietrich, Amalie (1821-1891), naturalist
    Gilbert, L. A.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1972
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 4, 73
  16. William Woolls, 1814-1893: 'a Most Useful Colonist'
    Gilbert, Lionel
    Published: Mulini Press, Canberra, 1985
  17. Plants and Parsons in Nineteenth Century New South Wales
    Gilbert, Lionel Arthur
    Published: 1982
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 5, 3, 17-32
  18. The Bush and the Search for a Staple in New South Wales, 1788-1810
    Gilbert, L. A.
    Published: 1966
    Series: Records of the Australian Academy of Science, 1, 1, 6-17
  19. Banks, Sir Joseph (1743-1820)
    Gilbert, L. A.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1, 52-53
  20. Bauer, Ferdinand Lukas (1760-1826)
    Gilbert, L. A.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1, 73
  21. Solander, Daniel (1733-1782), naturalist
    Gilbert, L. A.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 2, 456-457
  22. Carron, William (1821-1876), botanist and explorer
    Gilbert, L. A.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1969
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 3, 360-361
  23. De Vis, Charles Walter (1829-1915), clergyman, zoologist and museum director
    Gilbert, L. A.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1972
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 4, 63-64
  24. Botanical Investigation of New South Wales 1811-1880
    Gilbert, L. A.
    Published: University of New England, 1971
  25. From Joseph Banks to Joseph Maiden: Towards a Scientific Botanic Garden
    Gilbert, Lionel
    Published: 1997
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 11, 3, 283-310
  26. The Little Giant: The Life and Work of Joseph Henry Maiden, 1859-1925
    Gilbert, Lionel
    Published: Kardoorair Press in association with the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens, Armidale, NSW, 2001
  27. Mr McLeay's Elizabeth Bay Garden: Plants, Privilege and Power in Sydney's Early Scientific Community
    Gilbert, Lionel
    Published: Mulini Press, Canberra, 2000
  28. The Orchid Man: the Life, Work and Memoirs of the Rev. H.M.R. Rupp (1872-1956)
    Gilbert, Lionel
    Published: Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst (N.S.W.), 1992
  29. Vale Dr Lionel Gilbert OAM 2 December 1924 - 28 January 2015
    Briggs, Barbara
    Published: 2015
    Series: Australasian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter, 161, 51-2
  30. Lionel Gilbert: botanical historian extraordinaire
    Aitken, Richard
    Published: 2013
    Series: Australian Garden History, 24, 3, 17-9

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  1. An Armidale Album: glimpses of Armidale's history and development in word, sketch and photograph
    Gilbert, Lionel A. (Lionel Arthur), 1924-2015
    [ Book : 1982 ]
    At NERAM Hinton Library
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  1. Lionel A. (Lionel Arthur) Gilbert - papers concerning Thistle Y. (Thistle Yolette) Harris, 1967, 1987, 1999
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  2. Lionel Gilbert papers and correspondence, ca. 1946-1976
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  3. Lionel Gilbert - papers relating to August F. Chevreux, 1881, ca 1900, 1986-2004
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  1. A grave look at history : glimpses of a vanishing form of folk art / Lionel Gilbert
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  2. William Woolls, 1814-1893 : "a most useful colonist' / by Lionel Gilbert
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  3. New England from old photographs / Lionel Gilbert
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  4. The last word : two centuries of Australian epitaphs / Lionel Gilbert
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  2. GILBERT & SULLIVAN
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  3. The Town Hall Talkies. Saturday Night, Aug. 24 LEW AYRES, LIONEL BARRYMORE and NAT PENDELTON in "CALLING DR. KILDARE"
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  1. Building bridges, building worlds: the unique contribution to the University of New England of Lionel Gilbert
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  2. H. M. S. Pinafore or The lass that loved a sailor / by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
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  3. Outstanding Academic Titles, 2015
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  4. The Exhibition of One Hundred and Fifty Years of Australian Art
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  1. Not dead but sleeping : death and its paraphenalia in colonial Australia / Lionel Gilbert
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  2. The changing face of the Rocks : glimpes of a part of an earlier Sydney and its inhabitants from material in the Archives Office of N.S.W
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  3. Die Kunst der Fuge / Johann Sebastian Bach
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  4. Pictures at an exhibition / Mussorgsky ; Simon Tedeschi, piano
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