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Baron Ferdinand Von Meuller : 14-June-2013
Baron Ferdinand Von Meuller : 14-June-2013

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Obelisk at the grave commemorates the Government botanist, Baron Ferdinand Von Mueller (1825 1896) who was largely responsible for international recognition of Australian scientists.

Baron Sir Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Mueller, KCMG (1825 – 1896) was a German_Australian physician, geographer, and most notably, a botanist. He was appointed government botanist for the then colony of Victoria by Governor Charles La Trobe in 1853, and later director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. He also founded the National Herbarium of Victoria.  He named many Australian plants.

Location

Address:Dandenong Road (Cnr Hotham Street), St. Kilda Cemetery, Jewish Compartment B Grave 225, St Kilda East, 3183
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.862247
Long: 145.0012
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Science

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 26th November, 1901
Front Inscription

               DEDICATED 
By Co-Workers In The Field Of Science
And Admirers Throughout The World
         To The Memory Of
BARON SIR FERDINAND von MUELLER 
K.C.M.G., M.D., F.R.S, etc. --
Born In Rosstock, Germany, June 30th 1825.
Government Botanist Of Victoria
From 1852 Until His Death On Oct. 10th 1896
Director Melb. Bot. Gardens 1857-73.

Whose Erudite Works On The Flora Of Australia
Have Secured Him Immortal Fame Amongst The
Renowned Systemic Phytologists Of The 19th Century.

Zage Nicht : Es Giebt Noch Edle Herzen
Die Fur Das Hohe, Herrliche Ergluhn.  Schiller 

(—Despair Not : There Are Still Noble Hearts
That Glow For The August And Sublime.}

"Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God."  Matt. V. 8

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV, ADB
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