Kenneth Newbey

From Wikipedia

Kenneth Raymond Newbey (11 June 1936 – 24 July 1988) was a plant ecologist, botanical collector and horticulturist. Born in Katanning, Western Australia, he collected over 12000 specimens from the Albany- Esperance, Wheatbelt, goldfields and Pilbara regions of Western Australia.

He died in White Gum Valley in 1988.

His collection was incorporated into the CALM office in Albany. [1]


Publications include

  • West Australian Wildflowers for Horticulture (1968, two volumes), one of the seminal works introducing native plants into horticulture in Western Australia [2]
  • Newbey, Kenneth Raymond; Farm Management Foundation of Australia (1982), Growing trees on Western Australian wheatbelt farms, Farm Management Foundation of Australia, ISBN  978-0-909417-11-6


  1. ^ "View archived webpage". Archived from the original on 20 December 2007.
  2. ^ Newbey, Kenneth Raymond; Society for Growing Australian Plants (1968), West Australian wildflowers for horticulture, Society for Growing Australian Plants, ISBN  978-0-909830-04-5