Blakely, William Faris (1875-1941)

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Blakely, W. F. (1875-1941)
Blakely, W. F. (William Faris)
Blakely, William Faris
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Botanical collector; Botanist; Gardener
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Biographies

William Blakely was a gardener and a botanist with a special interest in eucalypts. J.H. Maiden recruited him to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, where he worked as a gardener from 1900-1913. He was transferred to the National Herbarium where he worked as a botanist from 1913-1940. In 1934 he published , of which posthumous editions were published in 1955 and 1965. With this work, Blakely devised an entirely new classificatory system for the eucalypts which is to a large part the basis of modern infrageneric classification of the genus. He described hundreds of species. Maiden honoured him in 1917 with Eucalyptus blakelyi (Maiden).

  • Career position - Worked at the Henolan Caves in the Blue Mountains, near Sydney
  • Career position - Worked at the Sydney Botanic Gardens
  • Career position - Worked at the Sydney Herbarium, starting as a botanical assistant
  • Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus blakelyi Maiden was named in his honour.
  • Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus globulus subsp.bicostata Maiden, Blakely & Simmonds
  • Career event - Retired from the Sydney Herbarium
  • Career position - Honorary custodian of the Eucalyptus collection at the Sydney Herbarium

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Blakely, William Faris
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Supplement to A key to the eucalypts (Blakely, 1934) : covering species described, and changes in nomenclature, since 1934
    Blakely, William Faris; Rodger, G.J.
    Published: Forestry and Timber Bureau, Canberra, 1953
  3. JSTOR Global Plants
    Published: JSTOR, 2013
  4. The Study of Australian Eucalypts
    McCarthy, Gavan; Smith, Ailie; Moje, Christine; Rigby, Rebecca
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2013
  5. The numerical intraspecific taxonomy of Eucalyptus globulus Labill. (Myrtaceae)
    Kirkpatrick, J.B.
    Published: 1974
    Series: Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 69, 2, 89-104
  6. Trees from other lands for shelter and timber in New Zealand: eucalypts
    Simmonds, Joseph Henry
    Published: Brett Publishing, Auckland, New Zealand, 1927
  7. A Critical Revision of the Genus Eucalyptus
    Maiden, J.H.; Cambage, R.H. and Blakely, William Faris
    Published: Government Printer, Sydney, 1903
  8. Descriptions of 4 new species and two varieties of eucalyptus
    Blakely, W. F., McKie, E. N., and Steedman, H.
    Published: 1938
    Series: Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 63, 65-69
  9. A Key to the Eucalypts with descriptions of 500 species and 138 varieties and a companion to J. H. Maiden's Critical Revision of the genus Eucalyptus
    Blakely, W. F.
    Published: Government Printer, Sydney, 1934
  10. A Key to the Eucalypts with descriptions of 522 species and 150 varieties
    Blakely, W. F.
    Published: Commonwealth Forestry and Timber Bureau, Canberra, 1955
  11. Description of 3 new species and 1 variety of eucalyptus of the Elder & Horn expedition
    Blakely, W. F.
    Published: 1936
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia, 60, 153-156
  12. Descriptions of nine new species of Eucalyptus
    Blakely, W. F.
    Published: Sydney, 1927
    Series: Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, 61, 149-178
  13. Eucalypts
    Sheppard, H. et al.
    Published: Australian Government, 2007
  14. Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)
    Published: Australian National Botanic Gardens, 2012
  15. 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
    Published: CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978

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  1. A key to the eucalypts, with description of 500 species and 138 varieties, and a companion to J.H.Maiden's Critical revision of the genus Eucalyptus
    Blakely, William Faris, 1875-
    [ Book : 1934 ]
    At ANU Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 54,866.457)

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  2. The loranthaceae of Australia / by W.F. Blakely
    Blakely, William Faris
    [ Book : 1929 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 53,499.414)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 53,499.414)

  3. Supplement to A key to the eucalypts (Blakely, 1934) : covering species described, and changes in nomenclature, since 1934 / [compiled by] G.J. Rodger
    Blakely, William Faris
    [ Book : 1953 ]
    At 4 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 48,520.617)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 48,520.617)

  4. A key to the eucalypts : with descriptions of 522 species and 150 varieties. With an appendix - Leaflet no. 92 - "Taxonomy and nomenclature of eucalypts" / by R.D. Johnston and R. Marryatt, 1965
    Blakely, William Faris
    [ Book : 1965 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45,077.727)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45,077.727)

  5. Eucalyptus plates : Eucalypts arranged and numbered chiefly as in key to the eucalypts by W.F. Blakely / by J. H. Maiden
    Maiden, J. H. (Joseph Henry), 1859-1925
    [ Book : 1948 ]
    At Black Mountain
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  6. A key to the eucalypts : with descriptions of 500 species and 138 varieties, and a companion to J.H. Maiden's critical revision of the genus eucalyptus
    Blakely, William Faris
    [ Book : 1934 ]
    At 24 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36,584.426)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36,584.426)

  7. Eucalyptus plates : [Eucalypts arranged by location] / by J. H. Maiden
    Maiden, J. H. (Joseph Henry), 1859-1925
    [ Book : 1948 ]
    At Black Mountain
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  8. Descriptions of sixteen new species of eucalyptus / by J. H. Maiden and W. F. Blakely
    Maiden, J. H. (Joseph Henry), 1859-1925
    [ Book : 1925 ]
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    At State Library VIC
    Descriptions of sixteen new species of eucalyptus / by J. H. Maiden and W. F. Blakely
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  9. Descriptions of fifty new species and six varieties of Western and Northern Australian acacias and notes on four other species / by J.H. Maiden and W.F. Blakely
    Maiden, J. H. (Joseph Henry), 1859-1925
    [ Book : 1928 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  10. A key to the eucalypts, with descriptions of 522 species and 150 varieties
    Blakely, William Faris, 1875-
    [ Book : 1955 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36,061.594)

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  1. Royal Botanic Garden (Sydney, N.S.W.) (1816-)
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  2. National Herbarium of New South Wales (1896-)
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  1. No. 33. LIST OF LETTERS RETURNED FROM THE COUNTRY, AND NOW LYING AT THIS OFFICE UNCLAIMED.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Thursday 31 December 1891 [Issue No.833 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 10215

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    ... ., Albury 96 Blake E., Broken Hill 97 Blake T. F., Bourke 93 Blanchard W. A., Petersham 93 Blancke A., Dub ... Hill 71 Wildman F,, Pambula 72 Wilkin Mrs., Ashfield 73 Wilkinson Miss, Branxton 74 Williams Mrs. G ... 44094 words
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  2. ALTERATION OF DESIGNATION. Department of Agriculture.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 29 May 1925 [Issue No.74 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 2408

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... the following alteration' in designations: — Mr. William Faris Blakely to be Assistant Botanist ... 77 words
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  3. ALTERATION IN DESIGNATIONS. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 27 January 1922 [Issue No.12 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 710

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... Chemist, 2nd Grade. Botanic Gardens. Edwin Cheel, Botanical Assistant, 1st Grade. William Faris Blakely ... 100 words
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  1. Family Notices
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 10 September 1929 p 9 Family Notices
    ... of Mr and Mrs T RFDrTRN and TAMILY of Blake hurst Mr P RUSSELL and FAMILY of Bexley and Mr W RTDTERN ... Funeral Director Phones L2073 4 21 25 Enmore road Newtown DOUGALL-The Funeral of the late WILLIAM DOUGALL ... 2903 words
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  2. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 24 October 1953 p 19 Family Notices
    ... of William, Emily (de-ceased), George, Maude, Ada (de ceased), Ivy (Mrs. M. Fox), Stan-ley and Gordon ... . A. Buller), brother-in-law of August, loved uncle of Bernard. BLAKE, Susannah Mary. - On october 23 ... 3473 words
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    The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 - 1922) Wednesday 20 November 1889 p 2 Article
    ... and a wiser admiral than:Sir William Monson. His career is a singularly picturesque one so far-I mean ... .] CHAPTER XII. Wars with the Dutch-The honor of the flag-Hawkins and the Spanish Admiral-Sir William Uonson ... 4327 words
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  1. Descriptions of nine new species of eucalyptus / by W.F. Blakely
    Blakely, W. F. (William Faris), 1875-1941
    [ Book : 1927 ]
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    Descriptions of nine new species of eucalyptus / by W.F. Blakely
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  2. Descriptions of fifteen new acacias, and notes on several other species / by J. H. Maiden and W.F. Blakely
    Maiden, J. H. (Joseph Henry), 1859-1925
    [ Book : 1927 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  3. A key to the eucalypts : with descriptions of 500 species and 138 varieties, and a companion to J. H. Maiden's Critical revision of the genus Eucalyptus / by W.F. Blakely
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    [ Book : 1955 ]
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  4. A key to the eucalypts, with descriptions of 500 species and 138 varieties, and a companion to J.H. Maiden's Critical revision of the genus eucalyptus / by W.F. Blakely
    Blakely, W. F. (William Faris)
    [ Book : 1934 ]
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