Frederick Manson Bailey

Picture of Frederick Manson Bailey

Date of Birth: 08/03/1827

Age: 88

Place of birth: London


Born in London, Frederick Manson Bailey was the second son of the gardener John Bailey and his wife, nee Manson. In 1838, the family left for Australia, arrived in Adelaide March 22, 1839 on board the ship Buckinghamshire. John Bailey shortly after arriving, was invited to the post colonial botanist, and he was commissioned to create a botanical garden. In 1841 he retired, engaged in farming, and subsequently organized a botanical nursery in Adelaide. In all these endeavors helped his father Frederick.


In 1858, Bailey went to New Zealand. In 1861, Frederick started trading seeds in Brisbane. For several years, he collected samples of plants in razlichnyhchastyah Queensland, and wrote a series of articles about the life of plants in the newspaper. In 1856, Bailey married Anne-Marie, the eldest daughter of the Reverend T. Waite.

In 1874, Bailey has published a Handbook to the Ferns of Queensland. In 1879, Bailey has published An Illustrated Monograph of the Grasses of Queensland. His concerns instructed Botanical Queensland Museum department, and in 1881 he became a colonial botanist of Queensland - a position he would hold until his death. In 1881 he published his next work - The Fern World of Australia, and in 1883 appeared A Synopsis of the Queensland Flora, working volume of about 900 pages, which is expanded by additional volumes in the coming years. This work has replaced capital work The Queensland Flora, published in six volumes between 1899 and 1902 years, with the index, released a separate volume three years later. At the same time there was work A Companion for the Queensland Student of Plant Life and Botany Abridged (1897), revised reissue of two early brochures. Another work primechatelnoyy Bailey became A Catalogue of the Indigenous and Naturalised Plants of Queensland (1890), which was expanded in the richly illustrated Comprehensive Catalogue of Queensland Plants, Both Indigenous and Naturalised (1912).

Bailey traveled, his most important expedition covered regions such as Rockingham Bay Ridge Seaview and the upper reaches of the river Herbert (1873), a western Queensland and Rockhampton (1876), Cairns and the river Barron (1877), Bellenden Ker (1889), the river Georgina ( 1895), Torres Strait (1897) and the British New Guinea (1898). Royal Society of New South Wales in 1902, Bailey was awarded the Medal of Clarke. In 1911, Bailey became a knight of the Order of St Michael and St George. Bailey died on June 25, 1915 in Brisbane.


His son, John Frederick Bailey, was the director of the Botanical Gardens of Brisbane, and later of the Botanical Garden of Adelaide.

In honor of Frederick Manson Bailey it was called about 50 species of plants, the most famous among them, perhaps - Bailey Acacia (Acacia baileyana F.Muell.).