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Lambton, Reverend Alfred Harbord


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

(in black: additions by Miss B. Cunningham, granddaughter, Nov. 11, 2008)


Born: Jan. 23,1887, Alvaleigh Station, via Ayr, North Queensland, Australia. Died: July 12, 1979, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.



Was educated in Queensland, going to St Francis Theological College at Brisbane; in 1912 ordained Deacon in the Church of England, next year made a priest; worked in North Queensland (until 1923), spent one year as Chaplain in Egypt and Palestine in 1918-1919 during World War I. In 1923 he went to New Guinea as a missionary; from 1923-33 Priest-in-charge stationed at Dogura, Eastern Division of Papua; in 1933 he opened a new Station named Sefoa, situated at Cape Nelson on the NE. coast of Papua. In 1936 he was compelled to resign owing to very serious eye trouble. 1937-1945 Rector at Home Hilland Townsville, Queensland; 1945-1951 Rector of St. Paul's Church, Charters Towers, Queenland, then transferred to Bownen, Queensland. Retired to Townsville in Sep. 1954, but continued as locum and assistant at various parishes, and was chaplain of Townsville Hospital until 1968. Moved to Brisbane in Jan. 1974 and died there; ashes laid at St James Cathedral, Townsville.


Collecting localities:

1923-36. SE. New Guinea, Territory of Papua: near Goodenough Bay in the mountains, NE. Division.



In Herb. Brisbane [BRI]. Pleiogynium papuanum White n.sp., type of which in Herb. Brisbane [BRI], co-type in Kew [K] and dupl. in Herb. Berl. [B], Arn. Arbor. [A] and Herb. Bog. [BO].1



(1) cf. Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensl. 45, 1933, p. 27-28, pl. 3.


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Writing with signature

Writing: Early 1920, Queensland

Signature: 7 Jan. 1920, Mackay, Queensland

Block capitals

Brisbane, Queensland

Writing 1933-1936

Signature: 1918.