Caley, George (1770-1829)

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Naturalist; Explorer; Botanist
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Biographies

George Caley (1770-1829), naturalist and explorer, was born on 10 June 1770 at Craven, Yorkshire, England, son of a horse dealer. His only formal education was about four years at Manchester Free Grammar...

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George Caley was sent by Joseph Banks to collect botanical specimens in New South Wales. He arrived in Sydney in 1800 and was Superintendent of the Botanic Gardens at Parramatta until 1808.

Born Craven, Yorkshire, England, 10 June 1770. Died Bayswater, England, 23 May 1829. Worked in his father's stables; studied botany and became associated with the Manchester School of Botanists; work in Kew and other gardens 1795-98; sent to New South Wales by Sir Joseph Banks (q.v.) 1798 as a collector; arrived Sydney 1800 and allotted a house at Parramatta where he could maintain a botanical garden; collected mainly botanical specimens but also birds and animals; made a number of excursions which gave him a detailed knowledge of the country surrounding the settlement; appointment terminated 1808; returned to England and lived on a small pension from Banks till 1816; superintendent, botanical gardens, St Vincent, West Indies 1816-22.

  • Career position - Superintendent of the Botanic Gardens, Parramatta, New South Wales
  • Career position - Superintendent of the Botanic Gardens at St Vincent, West Indies
  • Taxonomy event - Honoured with Eucalyptus caleyi Maiden

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Caley, George
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. George Caley, 1770-1829
    Secord, Anne
    Published: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004
    Series: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  3. George Caley - Robert Brown's Collecting Partner
    Webb, Joan B.
    Published: 2002
    Series: Australian Garden History, 14, 3, 15-16
  4. George Caley, Nineteenth Century Naturalist
    Webb, Joan
    Published: Surrey Beatty & Sons, Sydney, 1995
  5. Caley, George (1770-1829), naturalist and explorer
    Else-Mitchell, R.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1, 194-195
  6. Mount Hunter and Beyond: with Hunter, Bass, Tench, Wilson, Barrallier, Caley, King, and Macquarie, 1790-1815
    Andrews, Alan E.J.
    Published: 1990
    Series: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 76, 1, 3-15
  7. George Caley: His Life and Work
    Mitchell, R. Else
    Published: 1939
    Series: Royal Australian Historical Society, xxv, 438-542
  8. Some Early Naturalists and Collectors in Australia
    Whitley, Gilbert P.
    Published: 1933
    Series: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, xix, 291-304
  9. Records of Tasmanian Botanists
    Maiden, J.H.
    Published: 1909
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 9-29
  10. Records of Australian Botanists - (a) General, (b) New South Wales
    Maiden, J.H.
    Published: 1908
    Series: Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, xlii, 60-132
  11. Records of Australian Botanists
    Maiden, J.H.
    Published: 1921
    Series: Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, lv, 60-132; 150-169
  12. The Study of Australian Eucalypts
    McCarthy, Gavan; Smith, Ailie; Moje, Christine; Rigby, Rebecca
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2013
  13. The Devil's Wilderness: George Caley's Journey to Mount Banks, 1804
    Caley, George
    Published: Blubber Head Press, Hobart, 1984
  14. Kirsop, Wallace
    Published: 2010
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 21, 294-5
  15. A Birdstuffer's Library: a 19th Century Naturalist's Library
    Webb, Joan
    Published: the author, North Ryde, N.S.W., 2009
  16. 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

Resources by George Caley (16)

  1. Letters
    Caley, George, 1770-1829
    [ Unpublished : 1809-1818 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. George Caley - Letters, 1809-1818
    Caley, George, 1770-1829
    [ Photograph : 1809-1818 ]
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  3. George Caley collection, 1801-1808, 1938-1940
    Caley, George, 1770-1829
    [ Photograph : 1940 ]
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  4. George Caley collection
    Else-Mitchell, R. (Rae), 1914-2006
    [ Unpublished : 1801-1940 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  5. George Caley papers, 1804-1805
    Caley, George, 1770-1829
    [ Unpublished : 1804-1805 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  6. Papers relating to George Caley, 1800-1913
    Caley, George, 1770-1829
    [ Unpublished : 1800-1913 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  7. George Caley travel diary, 1 Jan. 1811-11 May 1817
    Caley, George, 1770-1829
    [ Unpublished : 1817 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  8. George Caley autographed letters signed to Governor King, 22 February 1803, from Parramatta, New South Wales, requesting boxes for the despatch of plants to England
    Caley, George, 1770-1829
    [ Unpublished : 1803 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  9. [Letter to Sir J. Banks], 25th Aug. 1801
    Caley, George, 1770-1829
    [ Book : 1801 ]
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  10. Papers
    Caley, George, 1770-1829
    [ Unpublished : 1801-1808 ]
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  1. A calendar of the manuscript correspondence relating to George Caley, 1770-1829 / compiled by Joan Webb
    Webb, Joan B. (Joan Betty), 1929-
    [ Unpublished : 1989 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. [Biographical cuttings on George Caley, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  3. Series 18.078: Letter received by Banks from George Caley, 11 March 1814
    [ Unpublished : 1814 ]
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  4. Series 18.025: Letter received by Banks from George Caley, 29 June 1799
    [ Unpublished : 1799 ]
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  5. Series 18.066: Letter received by Banks from George Caley, 25 September 1807
    [ Unpublished : 1807 ]
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  6. Series18.022: Letter received by Banks from George Caley, 18 May 1799
    [ Unpublished : 1799 ]
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  7. Series 18.016: Letter received by Banks from George Caley, 18 November 1798
    [ Unpublished : 1798 ]
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  8. Series 18.077: Letter received by Banks from George Caley, 4 February 1814
    [ Unpublished : 1814 ]
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    Series 18.077: Letter received by Banks from George Caley, 4 February 1814
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  9. Letters
    Caley, George, 1770-1829
    [ Unpublished : 1809-1818 ]
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  10. George Caley - Letters, 1809-1818
    Caley, George, 1770-1829
    [ Photograph : 1809-1818 ]
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    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Sunday 31 December 1848 [INDEX Jan 1848-Dec 1848] p xi

    Government Gazette Index And Contents

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  2. No. 30. LIST OF LETTERS RETURNED FROM THE COUNTRY, AND NOW LYING AT THIS OFFICE UNCLAIMED.
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  3. AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY National Memorials Ordinance 1928 DETERMINATION OF NOMENCLATURE OF STREETS AND PUBLIC PLACES IN THE A.C.T.
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    ... in 1829, first to chart the Murray River DIVISION OF GRIFFITH EVANS CRESCENT George William Evans ... (1860-1947) Navigator who discovered the east coast of Australia in 1770 Prime Minister 1913-16 DIVISION ... 9781 words
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  1. George Caley: nineteenth century naturalist
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  2. Reflections on the colony of New South Wales / edited by J.E.B.Currey
    Caley, George
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  3. An enquiry into the currency, in which the measures of 1819 and 1844 are fully considered, the schemes of Lord Ashburton and Mr. Caley examined, and suggestions made towards an improvement of the system / by J.D. Schomberg
    Schomberg, J. D. (John Duff)
    [ Book, Microform : 1848 ]
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  4. Reflections on the colony of N.S.W. / George Caley
    Caley, George
    [ Book : 1966 ]
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  1. George Caley: his life and work
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    Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society
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  2. George Caley :BOTANIST FOR BANKS (1 January 1967)
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  3. George Caley - Robert Brown's collecting partner
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    [ Article : 2002 ]
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  4. Correspondence, being mainly letters received by Banks from George Caley, 1795-1809, 1814
    Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820
    [ Periodical : 1795-1814 ]
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  1. ' George Caley and Grose Canyon '
    [ Unpublished : 1953-1982 ]
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  2. Series 18.036: Draft of a letter received by George Caley from Banks, 14August 1802
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  3. Papers of George Caley, (Series [3]), (from Records of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew / Kew Collectors Series ([1]))
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  1. Arise Australia's armies / written and composed by George Walker
    Walker, G. W. (George W.)
    [ Printed music : 1918 ]
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    Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912
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  3. By the big blue billabong : Australian rag / words by P.C. Cole ; music by Fred Hall
    Hall, Frederick, -1956
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  2. Caley Tree
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  3. The Smith (Warrakoo) Family
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  1. THE MAN FROM KEW. George Caley in Australia. 130th ANNIVERSARY.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 27 May 1939 p 13 Article
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  2. GEORGE CALEY MEMORIAL
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 30 October 1954 p 5 Article
    ... GEORGE CALEY MEMORIAL   A sign on the Blue Moun-tains, overlooking the Grose Valley, will be ... unveiled on November 15.       The sign is a memorial to George Caley, commemo-     ... 51 words
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  3. GEORGE CALEY. AN EARLY BOTANIST.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 18 July 1914 p 7 Article
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