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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Hannaford, Samuel

Hannaford, Samuel, son of Samuel H. Hannaford, was born at Totnes, Devonshire, in 1828. In 1851 he published "Catalogue of Flowering Plants and Ferns in the Neighbourhood of Totnes." In 1853 he emigrated to Melbourne. While resident in Victoria he was a frequent contributor of scientific articles to the press, and for a time edited the Victorian Agricultural and Horticultural Gazette. He also published "Jottings in Australasia; or, Notes on the Flora and Fauna of Victoria" (1856), and "Sea and Riverside Rambles." Removing to Tasmania, he became editor of The Launceston Times, and, as the result of his work in the botany of the colony, printed "The Wild Flowers of Tasmania" (Melbourne, 1866). In 1870 he was appointed Librarian of the Tasmanian Public Library at Hobart. He died at Hobart Jan. 3rd, 1874.