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McAdam, James Bannister


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)

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


Born: 1910, Preesall, Lancashire, England. Died: early 1959, Brisbane, Queensl., Australia.



Was educated at Queensland University and received Diploma of Australian Forestry School, Canberra, in 1933. He served with the Queensland Forest Service from 1929-37; District Forester, Territory of New Guinea, 1938-41 ; from 1942-45 War Service inclusive with N.G.V.R. and A.N.G.A.U. 1942 and 1943; from March 1944 to demobilisation in command C.R.E. New Guinea Forests which was responsible for the Forest Resource Surveys under which the N.G.F. collections were commenced. In 1946 Acting Secretary, Department of Forests of Territory of Papua and New Guinea under Provisional Administration; since 1951 Director of Forests in those territories.

Terminalia macadamii Exe and Canarium macadamii Leenh. were named in his honour.


Collecting localities:

1938. Coastal areas of New Britain (Bismarck Archipelago) with J.L. d’Espeissis. Mid of the year moving to Mand. Terr. New Guinea, collecting in the Wau-Edie Creek, and Black Cat localities from 2000’ to 7500’ alt.-1939. Wau area.-End 1943 or Jan. 1944 Milne Bay, SE. Papua.



Nos 1-200 with J.L. d’Espeissis (mostly the latter’s effort), possibly only partly in Herb. Brisbane [BRI]; nos 201-300 and 401-c. 450 from Wau region with field notes in Brisbane [BRI], dupl. and wood specimens destroyed during the war; 18 nos from Milne Bay in Brisbane too [BRI]. Dupl. in Lae [LAE], some in Leiden [L].


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