Daniel Bunce

Posted on November 20th, 2007 by Sian Jones

Graham Vertigan says “I was telephoned some time ago by someone (I thought from the Garden History Society) saying they had been told I had an early catalogue put out by Daniel Bunce who had the Denmark Hill Nursery at New town (near Hobart, Austrailia).They were trying to establish how early some items were available to the public in Australia. I said that I didn’t have a catalogue this early but now realise I have a copy of the front page of the Hobart Town Courier of July 15, 1836 in which Daniel Bunce advertises a “catalogue” of seeds and plants, indigenous and exotic which is mainly a list of names and contains about 350 items.”

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