Collecting localities




Gill, William Wyatt


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


Born: 1828. Died: 1896.



A Reverend, stationed in the Pacific Islands, who made some tours to New Guinea.1


Collecting localities:2

SE. New Guinea. 1872. Sailing from Somerset (Oct. 17); Islands in the Torres Strait; Katau (29), Mauat; Tauan (Oct. 31-Nov. 6); Mauat, Katau River, Torotoran; at anchor in Redscar Bay (Nov. 22); exploration of Manu-manu River, leaving Nov. 27-1884. In Febr.-March some tours by boat with Chalmers (see Itiner. there).



Herb. Kew [K]: Pacific Islands 1872-82, 48 nos. This collection includes some New Guinea plants.3



(1) W.W. Gill: ‘Life in the southern isles, or scenes and incidents in the South Pacific and New Guinea’ (London 1876). Chapt. VII of this book deals with Natural History, zoology; scattered drawings and notes on plants; for New Guinea cf. l.c. p. 197-272.

J. Chalmers & W. Wyatt Gill: ‘Work and adventure in New Guinea 1877-1885’ (1885); transl. into German (Leipzig 1886); ‘Botanische Miscellen aus der Südsee’ (Mitt. Geogr. Ges. Jena 1889, p. 85-105; on Oceania).

(2) W.W. Gill: ‘Three visits to New Guinea’ (Journ. Roy. Geogr. Soc. 44, 1874, p. 15-30).

(3) F. v. Mueller: ‘Description of a new Papuan Bassia, yielding an edible fruit’ (Vict. Chemist and Druggist, April 1885).