Thozet, Anthelme

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Thozet, Anthelme Gender: M
born on 25 May 1826 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Cheignieu-la-Balme, France, 45n4937, 5e3626
Timezone LMT m5e3626 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 03°25' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 22°34 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 28°54'


French-Australian botanist and ethnographer who researched native Australian plants used by indigenous people of Northern Queensland, Australia including the Darumbal clans around Rockhampton. Thozet established his own plant nursery in North Rockhampton on 70 acres (280,000 m2).

Thozet was instrumental in developing the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens founded in 1861, the first Rockhampton (south) cemetery, and the tree plantings along the Fitzroy River CBD area. He was known to supply plant and seed specimens to other botanists and Botanical Gardens, including Ferdinand von Mueller of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.

In 1866 he published Notes on Some of the Roots, Tubers, Bulbs and Fruits Used as Vegetable Food by the Aboriginals of Northern Queensland, Australia.

Anthelme Thozet died on 31 May 1878, aged 52, from bilious fever contracted on an expedition to Blackwater.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate from the online Ain archives. No info in margin. We assume a home birth at Cheignieu, the parent's residence.


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Ethnologist
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Botanist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Science)
  • Vocation : Misc. : Outdoor vocations (Plant nurseryman)