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27-January-2015
27-January-2015

Photographs supplied by Russell Byers

The Lindsay Pryor Walk commemorates Lindsay Pryor who was the foundation professor of botany at the Australian National University from 1958 to 1971.

Pryor's contribution to the landscape of Canberra came when he built on the foundation work between 1913 and 1926 of Charles Weston. He introduced new and genetically superior Australian and exotic trees and shrubs into the Canberra landscape and expanded the collection of trees in Weston`s Westbourne Woods arboretum.

 

Location

Address:43 Biology Place, Australian National University, Acton, 2601
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.277254
Long: 149.117602
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Walkway
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Science
Approx. Event Start Date:1958
Approx. Event End Date:1971

Dedication

Front Inscription

Lindsay Pryor Walk

Lindsay Dixon Pryor
(1915 - 1998)

Foundation Professor of Botany, ANU
1958 - 1971

Noted for his contribution to education and forestry, and the development of Canberra's landscape

Developed Eucalypt taxonomy and the worldwide utilisation of the genus

Greatly expanded Canberra`s urban forest and introduced many new species

Source: MA
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