Biographical data


Froggatt, John Lewis


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 1: Cyclopaedia of collectors)

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)


Born: 1891, Sydney, Australia.



Was educated at Sydney University (B.Sc. 1913); temporary officer under Dept of Agriculture, N.S.W., 1913-18; appointed Entomologist, Queensland Dept of Agriculture and Stock, Brisbane, in October 1920, resigning August 1929, to take up a position as entomologist to the Mandated Territory, New Guinea at Rabaul (New Britain, Bism. Arch.), and subsequently Director of Agriculture.

Visited the Botanic Garden at Buitenzorg in 1928.



Herb. Kew [K]: New Guinea plants (pres. 1932 by the Dept of Agr.) and in Kew Mus.: New Guinea timbers (pres. 1936); some in Herb. Brisbane [BRI]. He probably only collected plants of direct interest to him.


biographical data:

In Bibliogr. Austr. Entom. 1775-1930, 1932.