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Ferdinand Jakob von Mueller
Family Name: von Mueller  Variant Spellings:  
Given Names: Ferdinand Jakob
DOB 1825
DOD 10 October 1896 
Place of Birth: Rostock, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Place of Death: South Yarra, Melbourne, Vic 
Age at Death:

Other Occupations: Pharmacist
Voyages: "Hermann von Beckerath" from Bremen arr. Adelaide 15 December 1847
Came out as:  
Date Settled Aus: 1847
Date of Departure:  
First Registered:
Off Register:  
Addresses: Adelaide, SA 1847-1852 (ADB)
  • Melbourne, Vic 1852 onwards (ADB)
  • Positions Held: Victorian Government Botanist 1853 (ADB)
  • For other positions see ADB
  • Publications: See Ford, ADB, Wikipedia, library catalogues
    Notes: He was a trained pharmacist - not a physician as sometimes described - and supported himself in that profession during his early years in Australia
  • His true calling and principal occupation was botany
  • PhD Kiel 1846 (ADB)
  • Not registered as a medical practitioner in Australia
  • Acknowledgments:
    References: Australian Dictionary of Biography
  • Australian Encyclopaedia
  • Cleland JB. Medical names in Australian geographical nomenclature. Medical Journal of Australia 1934;1:549-57
  • Ford E. Bibliography of Australian Medicine 1790-1900. Sydney : Sydney University Press, 1976
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