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Charles Frazer (1788–1831)

from Sydney Monitor

The friends of Mr. Frazer have transmitted us the following notice of his death:—On the 22nd instant departed this life Charles Frazer, Esq. Colonial Botanist. This gentleman arrived in these Colonies many years since, a private in His Majesty's 73rd Regiment, and rose rapidly through his scientific acquirements self-attained, the urbanity of his manners, and his universal and unremitting benevolence not only to the respectable post which he held at the time of his decease, but to a possession of the full esteem and regard of every individual of his extensive connection of friends and acquaintance. He advanced the cause of science by numerous discoveries in his profession, and his extensive scientific correspondence has left behind him a lasting monument of his talents and taste in the beautiful gardens, for which, from their extensive utility, the whole Australian Public are indebted, but the Public of Sydney in a particular manner: not to mention the roads and walks of the Domain, the last work of his planning, and which might vie in every respect, with almost any other work of a similar description.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Frazier, Charles
  • Fraser, Charles

Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland


22 December, 1831 (aged ~ 43)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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