The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Bailey, Frederick Manson

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Bailey, Frederick Manson, F.L.S., Colonial Botanist, Queensland, second son of the late John Bailey, first Colonial Botanist of South Australia, was born in London; emigrated to South Australia in 1839, arrived in Queensland in 1861, and was appointed to his present position of Colonial Botanist in 1881. He is the author of "Handbook to the Queensland Ferns," "The Fern World of Australia," "A Synopsis of the Queensland Flora," and several catalogues and papers upon the plants, ferns, and woods of the colony. In 1889, in connection with Mr. P. R. Gordon, Chief Inspector of Stock, Mr. Bailey published an illustrated work, "Plants reported Poisonous and Injurious to Stock," a work of value to pastoralists.