S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Fernando, Mr F C (botany, forestry)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.

F.C. Fernando was granted a surveying licence in Natal in 1900. He entered the Natal civil service in May 1903 and on 1 October that year was appointed as a forester in the Department of Agriculture. He was stationed at Ngwangwane, on the border with the Transkei, where he remained for several years. He published two articles on his forestry work: "Wood and bark" (Natal Agricultural Journal, 1907, Vol. 10(4), pp. 339-349) and "Tree growth at Centocow, Natal" (Agricultural Journal of the Cape of Good Hope, 1910, Vol. 37(6), pp. 671-680). In 1915 he applied for a transfer to either the Indian or Ceylon Forest Departments.

Fernando collected plants and presented specimens to the Albany Museum in Grahamstown. In 1905 he published an article on "Insectivorous plants" in the Natal Agricultural Journal (Vol. 8, pp. 671-).

List of sources:

Google scholar. http://scholar.google.co.za Publications by F.C. Fernando.

Gunn, M. & Codd, L.E. Botanical exploration of southern Africa. Cape Town: Balkema, 1981.

Natal Agricultural Journal, 1905, Vol. 8.

Natal civil service list, 1905-1910.

National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System (NAAIRS). .http://www.national.archives.gov.za/naairs.htm Documents relating to Fernando, F.C. / forester Fernando.

Compiled by: C. Plug