Gustav Weindorfer

Gustav Weindorfer

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gustav Weindorfer (23 February 1874 - 5 May 1932) was an Austrian-born Australian amateur botanist, lodge-keeper and promoter of the Cradle Mountains National Park. Weindorfer was born in Spittal, Carinthia, an alpine province of Austria. His father was a senior civil servant before becoming involved in the management of large agricultural estates in African colonies. Gustav was well educated, training at an agricultural college with the aim to also enter the field of agricultural management. He had some formal botany training in Austria. Weindorfer tried several and varied positions, eventually deciding to emigrate to Australia. He arrived in Melbourne on 13 June 1900. Gustav obtained a clerical position with the Austrian Lloyd Steamship Company. A desk job never fully satisfied Gustav.[citation needed] In 1901, his social standing was somewhat elevated when he became Honorary Chancellor of the Austro-Hungarian Consulate. During that year and the next, almost every weekend Weindorfer would stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, or go walking in the nearby bushland with friends.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136735989
  • 9786136735986