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wpe119.jpg (58881 bytes) Baron Ferdinand Von Mueller

13th Sep 1948

Designed and Engraved by FD. Manley

73,754,880

Watermarked

 

Second in the series of famous Australians, Baron Ferdinand Von Mueller, Victorian Government Botanist. He is credited with discovering and tabulating more flora than any other living person. Born June 30, 1825 in Germany of Danish parents he initially emigrated to Adelaide in 1847 but became the Victorian Government Botanist in 1852. During 1947, nearly all scientific societies urged that a stamp commemorating him be issued. The design comes from a photograph in the National Herbarium, Melbourne with a spray of Yellow String Bark appropriately named Eucalyptus Muelleriana

 

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