Pescott, Richard Thomas Martin (1905-1986)

Also known as
Pescott, R. T. M. (1905-1986)
Pescott, R. T. M. (Richard Thomas Martin) (1905-)
Pescott, Richard Thomas Martin (1905-)
Field of activity
Botanist; Agricultural scientist
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Biographies

Dick Pescott was the seventh Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne 1957-1970. Previously he had worked in the Science Section of the Victorian Department of Agriculture and was Director of the National Museum of Victoria 1944-1957. Pescott was educated at Wesley College, Melbourne and at the University of Melbourne (MAgrSc).

  • Career position - Joined Department of Agriculture
  • Career position - President of the Entomological Society of Victoria
  • Career position - Government Entomologist with the Department of Agriculture (March - March)
  • Career position - Commanded the Australian Mobile Entomological Section of the 2nd Australian Imperial Force
  • Career position - Director of the National Museum of Victoria
  • Career position - President of the Melbourne University Agricultural Society
  • Career position - Member of the Grimwade Expedition to Western Australia
  • Career position - Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne
  • Career position - President of the Royal Society of Victoria

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Pescott, Richard Thomas Martin (Dick)
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Kershaw, James Andrew (1866-1946), Scientist
    Pescott, R. T. M.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 9, 578-579
  3. Retirement of Mr A. N. Burns
    Pescott, R. T. M.
    Published: 1964
    Series: Victorian Naturalist, 81, 167-8
  4. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne: a history from 1845 to 1970
    Pescott, Richard Thomas Martin
    Published: Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1982
  5. The Royal Society of Victoria From Then, 1854 to Now, 1959
    Pescott, R.T.M.
    Published: 1961
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 73, 1-40
  6. W. R. Guilfoyle, 1840-1912 : the master of landscaping
    Pescott, R. T. M.
    Published: Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1974
  7. W. R. Guilfoyle 1840-1912: the master of landscaping
    Pescott, R. T. M.
    Published: Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1974
  8. Bulbs for Australian gardens
    Pescott, R. T. M.
    Published: Nelson (Australia), Melbourne, 1968
  9. Collections of a century: the history of the first hundred years of the National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
    Pescott, R. T. M.
    Published: National Herbarium of Victoria, Melbourne, 1954
  10. French, Charles (1842-1933) and Charles Hamilton (1868-1950)
    Pescott, R. T. M.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 8, 585-586
  11. The Royal Society of Victoria From Then, 1854 to Now, 1959
    Pescott, R.T.M.
    Published: 2001
    Series: Science and the making of Victoria
  12. Radiocarbon dating at the Museum of Applied Science Victoria 1952-70: a pioneer venture
    Rae, Ian D.
    Published: 2018
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 29, 1, 14-27
  13. Science and the making of Victoria
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001

Resources by Richard Thomas Martin Pescott (25)

  1. Gardening for Australians : R.T.M. Pescott
    Pescott, R. T. M. (Richard Thomas Martin), 1905-
    [ Book : 1965 ]
    At 12 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,097.797)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,097.797)

  2. The Sir Colin MacKenzie sanctuary / [by Richard Pescott] ; [Illustrated by Joy Murray]
    Pescott, R. T. M. (Richard Thomas Martin), 1905-
    [ Book : 1974 ]
    At 9 libraries
    The Sir Colin MacKenzie sanctuary / [by Richard Pescott] ; [Illustrated by Joy Murray]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 56,421.973)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 56,421.973)

  3. W. R. Guilfoyle, 1840-1912 : The Master of Landscaping
    Pescott, R. T. M. (Richard Thomas Martin), 1905-
    [ Book, Audio book : 1974-1988 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    At 57 libraries
    W. R. Guilfoyle, 1840-1912 : The Master of Landscaping
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,803.473)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,803.473)

  4. 600 beautiful shrubs for Australian gardens / principal author: R.T.M. Pescott
    Pescott, R. T. M. (Richard Thomas Martin), 1905-
    [ Book : 1980-1984 ]
    At 11 libraries
    600 beautiful shrubs for Australian gardens / principal author: R.T.M. Pescott
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,297.477)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,297.477)

  5. Native plants for Australian gardens / principal author: R.T.M. Pescott
    Pescott, R. T. M. (Richard Thomas Martin), 1905-
    [ Book : 1980-1984 ]
    Languages: English;lis, [1 other]
    At 15 libraries
    Native plants for Australian gardens / principal author: R.T.M. Pescott
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,297.465)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,297.465)

  6. 500 beautiful flowers for Australian gardens / principal author: R.T.M. Pescott
    Pescott, R. T. M. (Richard Thomas Martin), 1905-
    [ Book : 1980-1984 ]
    At 10 libraries
    500 beautiful flowers for Australian gardens / principal author: R.T.M. Pescott
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,280.086)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,280.086)

  7. Design & build an Australian garden / principal author: R.T.M. Pescott
    Pescott, R. T. M. (Richard Thomas Martin), 1905-
    [ Book : 1980 ]
    At 14 libraries
    Design & build an Australian garden / principal author: R.T.M. Pescott
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,110.016)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,110.016)

  8. Victorian provincial gardens / R. T. M. Pescott
    Pescott, R. T. M. (Richard Thomas Martin), 1905-
    [ Book : 1967 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,093.711)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,093.711)

  9. Platypuses / [by] Richard Pescott ; Illustrated by Joy Murray
    Pescott, R. T. M. (Richard Thomas Martin), 1905-
    [ Book : 1974 ]
    At 8 libraries
    Platypuses / [by] Richard Pescott ; Illustrated by Joy Murray
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,059.23)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,059.23)

  10. The Australian gardening book / Principal author: R.T.M. Pescott
    Pescott, R. T. M. (Richard Thomas Martin), 1905-
    [ Book : 1979-1991 ]
    At 13 libraries
    The Australian gardening book / Principal author: R.T.M. Pescott
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 54,622.727)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 54,622.727)

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  1. Pescott, Edward Edgar (1872-1872)
    Horticulturalist; Naturalist; Author; Naturalists; Botanists
    ... Pescott, Richard Thomas Martin (Dick) (1905 - 1986) ... Pescott, Edward Edgar (1872-1872) ... 1872 at Geelong, Victoria, youngest of ten children of Thomas Trewick Pescott, carpenter, and his wife... ... Edward Edgar Pescott (1872-1954), horticulturalist, naturalist and author, was born on 11 December ...
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  2. Royal Society of Victoria (1859-)
    ... Pescott, Richard Thomas Martin (Dick) (1905 - 1986) ... Hall, Thomas Sergeant (1858 - 1915) ...
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  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (1846-)
    ... In 1957 approval was given for the gardens to be known as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. Until ...
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  1. Government Gazette Appointments and Employment
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 1 November 1945 [Issue No.211] p 2299

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... Lieutenant (now Squadron Leader) Richard Frederick Overheu, D.F.C., No. 406115. For brave conduct and ... , No 253343. Acting Squadron Leader Raymond Thomas Abel, No. 264849. Acting Squadron Leader James Noel ... 1529 words
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  2. APPOINTMENTS, RETIREMENTS AND DISMISSAL.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 16 June 1949 [Issue No.42] p 1733

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... —Kelvin Thomas Lloyd, Alexander Matheson Owen, John Wateford Pescott. Postmaster-General's Department. New ... Henry Giddens, John Thomas Opie, Lawrence Joseph Pitts, Francis Gerard Cleary. Department of Social ... 931 words
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  3. APPOINTMENTS, RETIREMENTS AND DISMISSALS
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 25 May 1972 [Issue No.42] p 40

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    ... Forrest, Michael Thomas Hall, Stephen Robert James, Stephen John McCloskey, Martin Burr Newbery, Marion ... Reginald Melville, Kenneth Robert Pope, Darryl lan Smedley, Joanne Elizabeth Wood, Linden Richard Wray ... 2972 words
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  1. DEGREES CONFERRED AT UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED VISITORS AND GRADUATES CEREMONY IN WILSON HALL
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 22 December 1937 p 2 Article
    ... , Charles Barnett Story, Thomas William Thrupp, Richard Noel Willis, Thomas Edward Wilson. Bachelor of Laws ... , Catherine Albright Manderson, Angela Mockler, Mary Shackleton, Margaret Collins Wright, Richard Robinson ... 2468 words
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  2. Family Notices
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 4 June 1946 p 9 Family Notices
    ... anc Cliff— 1 daughter (Diane). Both well. PESCOTT. —On May 30. at St. Andrew' East Melbourne, to Loma ... . wife of Dr Neil F. Pescott— a on. RILEY (Adam).— On May 29. to Clarric and Mar- — twin daughter (one ... 8985 words
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  3. Advertising
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 21 September 1935 p 13 Advertising
    ... street, Toorak, Robert I limb beloved son of the late Thomas and the Inte Mnrj Richards and loilng ... >*A-n daughter (Pauline Beverley). THOMAS-On Hie 20lh July, at Wcmblrv tint» hospital Horsham to Mr. and Mrs _BU ... 7896 words
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  1. The complete book of gardening for New Zealand / Nicholas Scott, R.T.M. Pescott
    Scott, Nicholas, 1925?-
    [ Book : 1991 ]
    The complete book of gardening for New Zealand / Nicholas Scott, R.T.M. Pescott
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  2. Victorian Historical Journal : 140 Volume 36 (2), 1965
    Royal Historical Society of Victoria
    [ Book : 1965 ]
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  3. Victorian Historical Journal : 247 Volume 67, 1996
    Royal Historical Society of Victoria
    [ Book : 1996 ]
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    Victorian Historical Journal : 247 Volume 67, 1996
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  4. Victorian Historical Journal : 272 Volume 80 (2), 2009
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  1. Sun Books: an exhibition of Sun Books publications from the Monash University Library Rare Books Collection 1 June - 31 August 2005
    Overell, Richard; Overell, Richard (curator); Arnold, John
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  2. A.N.A. ROLL OF HONOUR (10 December 1915)
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