Christiana Clara Marie Müller/Mueller

Female 1833 - 1901  (67 years)


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  • Name Christiana Clara Marie Müller/Mueller 
    Born 14 Oct 1833  Rostock, Mecklenburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sister of Sir Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller

      Rostock. Rostock is the largest city in the north German state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Rostock is on the Warnow river; the district of Warnemünde 12 kilometres north of the centre is directly on the Baltic Sea coast. Rostock is home to one of the oldest universities in the University of Rostock, founded in 1419. The territory of Rostock stretches for about 20 km along the Warnow to the Baltic Sea. The largest built-up area of Rostock is on the western side of the river. The eastern part of its territory is dominated by the forested Rostock Heath. Rostock is considered as the only regiopolis in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In the 11th century Polabian Slavs founded a settlement at the Warnow river called Roztoc; the Rostock is derived from that designation. The Danish king Valdemar I set the aflame in 1161. Afterwards the place was settled by German traders. In 1218, Rostock was granted Lübeck city rights by Heinrich Borwin, prince of Mecklenburg. In 1251, the city became a member of the Hanseatic League. In the 14th century it was the biggest city of Mecklenburg. Ships for cruising the Baltic Sea were constructed in Rostock. In 1419, the University of Rostock, was founded.

      Tönning (German; Low German Tünn, Tönn or Tönnen; Danish: Tønning; North Frisian: Taning) is a town in the district of Nordfriesland in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein.
      (Wikipedia)

      Baron Sir Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Mueller, KCMG (German: Müller) (30 June 1825 ? 10 October 1896) was a German-Australian physician,

      These are subbmitted record from a family tree.

      Frederick Muller
      Birth Abt1799, Rostock, Rostock, Germany
      The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch

      Louisa Mertens
      Abt 1803, Aschersleben, Saxony, Germany
      The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch

      Ferdinand (Baron) Von Mueller
      Birth
      30 June 1825, Rostock, Rostock, Germany
      The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch


      AN OBITUARY SERVICE
      In memory of the late Baron von Mueller
      Will be held, In German, by Pastor Herlitz, at the
      LUTHERAN CHURCH, Eastern Hill),
      On
      SUNDAY, 18th, at 11 a.m.
      Age, Melbourne, Vic., Saturday, 17 October 1896

      Name: Fredinand Jacob Heinrich Von Mueller
      Birth Year: abt 1825
      Age: 71
      Death Place: S Y, Victoria
      Registration Year: 1896
      Registration Place: Victoria
      Registration Number: 15261
      (Victoria Death Index)

      Name: Ferdinand J H Von Mueller
      Record Type: Probates
      Death Date: 10 Oct 1896
      Death Place: South Yarra
      Occupation: Botanist
      Grant Date: 27 Nov 1896
      Grant: Probate
      Probate File Number: 62/802
      (Victoria, Australia, Wills and Probate Records, 1841-2009)

      St Kilda Cemetery, Hebrew "B"

      Name: Ferdinand Baron Von Mueller
      Death Age: 71
      Birth Date: 30 Jun 1825
      Death Date: 10 Oct 1896
      Burial Place: Victoria, Australia
      Cemetery: St Kilda Cemetery
      Page: 383
      (Victoria, Australia, Cemetery Records and Headstone Transcriptions, 1844-1997)

      Müller, Clara Christine Maria

      Mueller / Müller, Clara Christine Maria (later Mrs Wehl) (1833 - 1901)

      Born in Rostock, Mecklenburg, now Germany, 1833; died at Millicent, SA, 31 July 1901.

      One of nine children, to a customs official, Friedrich Müller (1794-1835), and Louise nee Mertens (1797-1840). In 1847, Clara migrated to SA with her sister Bertha and brother Ferdinand Mueller.

      Clara collected MEL specimens (as 'Miss Mueller') in Bugle Ranges, 1848, and Barossa Range, (no date).

      On 14 October 1853 in Richmond, Vic, she married a physician, Dr Eduard Wehl (1824-1876). They settled in Mount Gambier, and had fifteen children. Clara's husband, and at least three of their children including LOUISE, MARIE and META WEHL, also collected MEL specimens.

      The family moved to Millicent in 1871.

      Clara collected MEL specimens (as 'Mrs Wehl') at Lake Bonney, 1874, 1882; Mount Gambier, 1880; Mount Burr, 1881-1887; sources of Broughton River, 1894; and MacDonnell Bay (including algae), 1894.

      Mueller named the genus Wehlia for Clara and her husband in 1876.

      There are also Clara specimens (as 'Mrs Wehl') at AK.

      Clara died at Millicent in 1901 aged 68.

      One letter from Clara to Mueller, and one from Mueller to Clara survive.

      M gave Clara copies of Schleswig-Holstein Meerumschlunger (1865), and The poetical works of Mrs Torrens M'Cann (1888).

      Source: extracted from: Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison (2014) 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant collectors: a biographical register', Muelleria Vol.32 [consult for source references]
      Portrait Photo: as Mrs Wehl, c. 1860s, from Apendix 1, Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison (2014) 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant collectors: a biographical register', Muelleria Vol.32

      The Hermann von Beckerath of 580 tons.

      Under the command of Captain J Kahle the Hermann von Beckerath departed Bremen bound for South Australia on 18 July 1847 and arrived in Port Adelaide on 15 Decemeber 1847.
      The Hermann von Beckerath berthed in Adelaide on 15 Dec 1847. Passenger lists appear on various web sites additional information appears in other references

      Cabin Passengers

      Name von MUELLER, Baron Sir Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich
      Name MUELLER, Bertha Fredericka
      Name MUELLER, Clara Christiane Marie


      Passenger List
      barque Hermann von Beckerath, 580 tons, Captain Kahle, from Bremen, Germany 18th July 1847, via Rio de Janeiro, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 15th December 1847

      South Australian Register Saturday 18th December 1847

      Wednesday December 15th, 1847:- the barque Hermann von Beckerath, 580 tons, Kahle, Master, from Bremen via Rio de Janeiro.
      Passengers: Geo. St. Bruhn and lady ; C.A. Sobels and lady ; Mrs. Newmann ; F.A. von Voss ; Friedolphus Witte ; W.O. Gerke ; M.L. Bodenmann ; Emilius Wentzel ; Miss Lisinka Nehrlich ; Ferdnd. Miller (Ferdinand von Müller) and two sisters ; H. Heuzenroeder and sister ; Thierry Friedhoff ; Ferdinand Oswald ; Miss Emma Sobels ; George Drooge and Dr. Julius Pabst, surgeon-superintendent in the cabin and 270 emigrants in the steerage.


      Muller Ferd. (Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Müller) 22
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      Rostock
      1853 appointed Government Botanist in Victoria | Cabin Passengers

      Death Registration
      Name: Fredinand Jacob Heinrich Von Mueller
      Birth Year: abt 1825
      Age: 71
      Death Place: S Y, Victoria
      Registration Year: 1896
      Registration Place: Victoria
      Registration Number: 15261
      (Victoria Death Index-1985)

      Burial
      Name: Ferdinand Baron Von Mueller
      Death Age: 71
      Birth Date: 30 Jun 1825
      Death Date: 10 Oct 1896
      Burial Place: Victoria, Australia
      Cemetery: St Kilda Cemetery
      Page: 383
      (Victoria, Australia, Cemetery Records and Headstone Transcriptions, 1844-1997)

      (Baron Sir Von Mueller K.C.M.G., M.D., F.r.S., etc.
      Born in Rostock, Germany, 30.6.1825)

      Name: Baron Sir Ferdinand Von Mueller
      Year: 1900
      Civil Place: Victoria, Australia
      Reference Description: AU0121-1900 Australasian Medical Directory and Handbook 1900
      (Australasia, Medical Directories, 1883-1915)

      Mueller, Sir Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von (1825-1896)
      by Deirdre Morris

      This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 5, (MUP), 1974

      Sir Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller (1825-1896), botanist, was born on 30 June 1825 in Rostock, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, only surviving son of Frederick Mueller, commissioner of customs, and his wife Louise, née Mertens. After his parents died Mueller was apprenticed to a pharmacist in Husum, Schleswig-Holstein, becoming an enthusiastic and knowledgable botanist. He attended the University of Kiel, 1845-47, where he completed his pharmacy qualification and was awarded a Ph.D. for a thesis surveying the flora of southern Schleswig. Concern about his sister?s health and perhaps his own persuaded him and his two surviving sisters to seek a warmer climate. They sailed from Bremen in the Hermann von Beckerath, arriving in Adelaide on 15 December 1847. Working occasionally as a pharmacist, he devoted most of his time to investigating the South Australian flora from Mount Gambier to the Flinders Ranges and Lake Torrens. He contributed papers to the Linnean Society, London, the German Linnea and newspapers in Adelaide on his findings. He tried farming in the Bugle Ranges with F. E. H. W. Krichauff but soon left because it interfered with his botanical work.

      In 1852 Mueller went to Melbourne where Lieutenant-Governor Charles La Trobe appointed him government botanist in 1853. With J. Dallachy he visited Mount Buffalo and the Ovens River where he reported indications of gold. Alone he went to Mount Buller to observe the alpine vegetation and spent several weeks around Port Albert and Wilson's Promontory before returning to Melbourne. He estimated that he had collected specimens of over half the indigenous vegetation of Victoria. He discovered species earlier claimed to be found only in Tasmania and added new genera to the flora of Australia. He reported on the possible medicinal value of some plants in the treatment of consumption, rheumatism and scurvy, and emphasized the commercial value of the acacia for its wood, tannin and gum, and the Australian manna for its saccharine content. On a second expedition he travelled via the Grampians to the Darling and Murray junction and thence to Albury, Omeo and the Buchan district with increasing hardship and danger in difficult and often unexplored regions, finally reaching the mouth of the Snowy River. He sent duplicate specimens of all species to Hooker, 'the plants being so much more useful in Kew than in Australia'.

      In 1854 Mueller was appointed a commissioner for the Melbourne Exhibition and spent much time organizing an exposition. He was also active in both the Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science and the Philosophical Society of Victoria. In November he set off for the La Trobe and Avon River districts, where he predicted that the fertility of the soil would enable a large and prosperous population to settle. He climbed Mount Wellington, worked up the Dargo River, went to Mount Bogong and thence to Mount Kosciusko which he ascended on New Year's Day 1855. On his return to Melbourne he claimed that he had investigated 'almost completely the Alps flora of this continent'.

      Mueller was appointed botanist to the North Australian Exploring Expedition under A. C. Gregory. In July 1855 the party left Sydney in the Monarch. They called at Moreton Bay before sailing to the mouth of the Victoria River. After tracing the Victoria River to its source and penetrating the Great Sandy Desert as far as Lake Gregory, they journeyed overland to Moreton Bay, travelling 5000 miles (8000 km) in sixteen months. Mueller had observed nearly 2000 species, of which some 800 were new to Australian botany. After his return to Melbourne, in August 1857 he was appointed director of the Botanical Gardens while still retaining his post as government botanist from which he had been given unpaid leave. He immediately arranged for the construction of an herbarium, contributed his own already extensive collection and began work on his Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae which was published in twelve parts in 1858-82. As director of the gardens Mueller was responsible for exchanging seeds and plants with botanists throughout Australia as well as European and American herbaria.

      The need for a comprehensive systematic survey of the botanical resources of Australia had long been recognized. Hooker and his son Joseph were convinced that the work could not be attempted without reference to the notes and specimens in the collections of Banks, Brown, Cunningham and others in Europe. As early as 1856 the Hookers had urged Mueller to return so that he could combine his wide field experience with the resources of these collections to produce a work on Australian flora, but Mueller insisted that the work be undertaken and completed in Australia. He had long hoped to write a flora of Australia and had compiled much material towards it, but with extreme reluctance he agreed to step down in favour of George Bentham whom he was to assist. Flora Australiensis appeared in seven volumes between 1863 and 1878. This comprehensive survey synthesized the isolated efforts of explorers and amateur and professional botanists throughout the colonies. It went close to Hooker's ideal of a work that 'should last, and ? be a standard for all time'. In the preface of the first volume Bentham praised Mueller's zeal, talent and industry, but these words did little to sooth his professional pride and the wound never healed.

      Among the first to take a scientific interest in Victorian forests, Mueller saw the dangers of indiscriminate clearing of land and advocated the establishment of local forest boards in an effort to provide timber for the future. He predicted the commercial value of Victorian timber in the manufacture of charcoal, gunpowder, tar, vinegar, spirits and potash. Specially recognizing the value of the eucalypts he had encouraged Joseph Bosisto in 1853 to distil eucalyptus oil on a commercial scale, and was responsible for exporting eucalyptus seeds to California, India, Algeria, Hong Kong and elsewhere, advocating their planting as a measure to combat malaria. Always sensible to the practical application of his scientific work, he brought great economic value to the settlers of Victoria, though he made no financial profit himself for the introduction of useful vegetation from other countries.

      By 1868 Mueller was already answering criticism of his directorship of the gardens: 'no foundations exist ? neither are statues erected ? works of art we can call forth at pleasure, while time lost in forming the plantations cannot be regained'. Late in 1871 he lectured on the objects of a botanic garden but his efforts were in vain and in 1873 he was replaced by W. R. Guilfoyle. Mueller remained government botanist and suffered no pecuniary loss but felt the injustice of his dismissal from the gardens; he is reputed never to have entered them again.

      An indefatigable worker, Mueller's correspondence regularly reached 3000 letters a year; he published over 800 papers and major works on Australian botany and lectured on subjects ranging from rust in cereals and the culture of tea in Victoria to an historical treatise On the Advancement of the Natural Sciences Trough Ministers of the Christian Church. He published The Natural Capabilities of the Colony of Victoria in 1875 and the first of many editions of his Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture or Naturalization in 1876. Next year at the request of the Western Australian government he surveyed its forests and coast as far north as Shark Bay. His report, published in London in 1879, advocated independent timber resources for all countries and recommended that Western Australia establish a forest administration. In that year he also issued the first part of The Native Plants of Victoria, a work which was never completed, and the first decades of his Eucalyptographia: A Descriptive Atlas of the Eucalypts of Australia and the Adjoining Islands, the tenth decade of which appeared in 1884. Part 1 of his Systematic Census of Australian Plants was published in 1882 and next year he was awarded the Clarke medal by the Royal Society of New South Wales. His two volumes of Key to the System of Victorian Plants appeared in 1886-88.

      Mueller's widespread interests included the exploration of New Guinea and Antarctica. He argued that Australia should colonise these land masses and published his Descriptive notes on Papuan Plants in 1875-90. He served on the first Australian Antarctic Exploration Committee and devoted much time to it in his last years. He contributed to discussions on acclimatization and continued to introduce fauna and flora to Australia. He also encouraged searches for the remains of Ludwig Leichhardt's party and in 1865 organized the Ladies' Leichhardt Search Committee to raise funds.

      Mueller had become president of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria in 1859 at the time it received its royal charter and became the Royal Society of Victoria. A fellow of the Royal Geographical, Linnean and Royal Societies in London, he was president of the (Royal) Geographical Society, Victorian Branch (1883-96). He was also active in the Melbourne Liedertafel and the Turn Verein, and supported the Lutheran Church and its mission in central Australia. In 1871 he was appointed a hereditary baron by the King of Württemberg, having been granted his `von' in 1867. He was made C.M.G. in 1869 and K.C.M.G. in 1879. He was awarded a royal medal of the Royal Society, London, in 1888 and won many European honours.

      Soon after arriving in Adelaide Mueller had been naturalized. Though fiercely loyal to the British Crown, he was still a German and his European scientific contacts were of immense value to Australian science. He was largely responsible for the international recognition given to Australian scientific endeavour. Much of his work has never been superseded and is a measure of his lasting contribution to botany. He had little private life, his time, energy and finance being devoted to his work. He never married; though engaged to Euphemia Henderson in 1863 and Rebecca Nordt in 1865. Survived by a sister, he died on 10 October 1896 in South Yarra, Melbourne.
      (This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 5, (MUP), 1974)


      Ferdinand von Mueller

      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      Baron Sir Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Mueller, KCMG (German: Müller) (30 June 1825 ? 10 October 1896) was a German-Australian physician, geographer, and most notably, a botanist. He was appointed government botanist for the then colony of Victoria by Governor Charles La Trobe in 1853, and later director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. He also founded the National Herbarium of Victoria. He named many Australian plants.

      Early life

      Mueller was born at Rostock, in the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. After the early death of his parents, Frederick and Louisa, his grandparents gave him a good education in Tönning, Schleswig. Apprenticed to a chemist at the age of 15, he passed his pharmaceutical examinations and studied botany under Professor Ernst Ferdinand Nolte (1791?1875) at Kiel University. In 1847, he received his degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Kiel for a thesis on the plants of the southern regions of Schleswig.[1]

      Mueller's sister Bertha had been advised to seek a warmer climate for her health, and the great botanist Ludwig Preiss, who had recently returned from Perth, recommended Australia,[2] so in 1847, Mueller and his two surviving sisters sailed from Bremen. While still on the ship, he reportedly fished his first plants out of the water to analyse them.

      He arrived at Adelaide on 18 December 1847 and found employment as a chemist with Moritz J. Heuzenroeder, in Rundle Street. He was an inveterate explorer, walking alone to Mount Arden and Mount Brown during his first year. Shortly afterwards, he obtained 20 acres (81,000 m2) of land not far from Adelaide in the Bugle Ranges, and had a cottage built there. He moved there with his sister Clara, intending to start a farm, but after a few months, he returned to his former employment.[2]

      Mueller thought to open a chemist's shop in the gold diggings, so in 1851, he moved to Melbourne, capital of the new colony of Victoria.[2] He had contributed a few papers on botanical subjects to German periodicals, and in 1852, sent a paper to the Linnean Society of London on "The Flora of South Australia", thus beginning to be well known in botanical circles.

      Victorian Government Botanist

      Mueller was appointed government botanist for Victoria by Governor Charles La Trobe in 1853, a post that was newly created for him. He examined its flora, especially the Alpine vegetation of Australia, which was previously unknown. He explored the Buffalo Ranges, then went to the upper reaches of the Goulburn River and across Gippsland to the coast. The neighbourhoods of Port Albert and Wilsons Promontory were explored, and the journey of some 1,500 miles (2,400 km) was completed along the coast to Melbourne

      In the same year, he established the National Herbarium of Victoria, which can still be visited today. It has many plants from Australia and abroad, many of which were collected by Mueller. Also, his large private library was transferred to the government of Victoria in 1865 and is incorporated into the library of the herbarium in Melbourne.[3]

      Then, as a phytographic naturalist, he joined the expedition sent out under Augustus Gregory by the Duke of Newcastle, Secretary of State for the colonies. He explored the Victoria River and other portions of North Australia, was one of the four who reached Termination Lake in 1856, and accompanied Gregory's expedition overland to Moreton Bay. Mueller, for his part, found nearly 800 species in Australia new to science. He published in this year his Definitions of Rare or Hitherto Undescribed Australian Plants.

      From 1854 to 1872, Mueller was a member of the Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science, which later became the Philosophical Institute of Victoria. He was president of the Philosophical Institute in 1859 when it received a royal charter and became the Royal Society of Victoria. He was an active member of the society's "Exploration Committee" which established the Burke and Wills expedition of 1860. Mueller promoted the exploration of Australia, and as one of only two members of the Exploration Committee with any experience of exploration, he made several speeches to the society on the topic. He did not favour the selection of Burke as leader, but due to factionalism in the committee, he had little say in the establishment, provisioning, or composition of the exploration party.[4]

      From 1857 to 1873, he was director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, and not only introduced many plants into Victoria, but also made the excellent qualities of the blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) known all over the world, and succeeded in introducing it into the south of Europe, North and South Africa, California, and the extratropical portions of South America.

      Mueller was decorated by many foreign countries, including Germany, France, Spain, Denmark, and Portugal. He was appointed a fellow of the Royal Society in 1861, and knighted as Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1879. A list of his 'Orders, offices, affiliations and sundry honours' has been assembled[5] Many of his decorations were received in return for supplying zoological specimens to royal museums.[6]

      He was the benefactor of explorer Ernest Giles, the discoverer of Lake Amadeus and Kata Tjuta. Giles had originally wanted to name these Lake Mueller and Mt Ferdinand,[7] but Mueller prevailed upon Giles to name them Lake Amadeus, after King Amadeus of Spain, and Mt Olga, after Queen Olga of Württemberg; both kings had granted him honours. In 1871, King Karl of Württemberg gave him the hereditary title of Freiherr, to mark his distinction in 'natural sciences generally and in particular for the natural history collections and institutions of Our Kingdom'[8] He was then known as Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller.[9]

      By 1873, influential Melburnians were critical of Mueller's scientific and educational approach with the Royal Botanic Gardens. Development of the gardens with an eye to aesthetics was sought. Mueller was dismissed from his position as director of the Botanic Gardens on 31 May 1873.[10] He had done much to develop the gardens with the scarce resources at hand. Though his pay was not affected and he still continued as the government botanist, he never lost his sense of grievance over losing the position.

      In April 1873, Mueller had created the genus Guilfoylia and described William Guilfoyle as "distinguished as a collector [who] evidenced great ardour" and held high hopes for his collecting ability. Mueller's opinion changed when Guilfoyle was appointed to take his place as director of the Botanic Gardens in July 1873. He accused Guilfoyle of being a "nurseryman [with] no claims to scientific knowledge whatever" and of getting the job due to being related to the wife of the responsible minister. Mueller subsequently abolished Guilfoylia as part of the genus of Cadellia in his botanical census of 1882. Guilfoyle went on to landscape the gardens in an aesthetic and pleasing style welcomed by most Melburnians.[11]

      In 1857, Mueller applied for and was granted the degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of Rostock;[12] in 1883, he was awarded the Clarke Medal by the Royal Society of New South Wales.

      He published 11 volumes of Fragmenta phytographica Australiae (1862?1881), two volumes of the Plants of Victoria (1860?1865), and other books on the Eucalyptus, Myoporaceae, Acacia, and Salsolaceae, all profusely illustrated. He also co-operated in the production of George Bentham's Flora Australiensis.[13] He described many novel plant species sent by botanists from other parts of Australia, notably Maurice William Holtze from the Northern Territory, and encouraged settlers to send plants to him. Many women contributed to his collections[14] He took a leading part in promoting Australian exploration, especially the Burke and Wills expedition, which was the first to cross the continent, and in the various attempts to unravel the mystery which attended the fate of his fellow countryman Ludwig Leichhardt (1813?1848).

      Mueller died in Melbourne and is buried in the St Kilda Cemetery. He was survived by his sister, Mrs. Clara Wehl, of Millicent, South Australia. His other sister, Mrs. Bertha Doughty of near Penola predeceased him. He never married.[2]

      Mueller was a theist who rejected Darwinism, but is said by historians to have misunderstood key aspects of Charles Darwin's theory. Despite his differences he remained on friendly terms with Darwin.[15]
      Places named after Mueller

      A number of geographical features were named after Mueller: the Mueller Ranges (Western Australia), Muellers Range (Queensland), Mount Mueller (in WA, Northern Territory, Tasmania and Victoria) and Mount von Mueller (WA), Muellers Peak (New South Wales), the Mueller River (Vic), Muellers Creek (South Australia) and Mueller Creek (NT), Lake Mueller(Qld), and Mueller hut near the Mueller Glacier in New Zealand. Mueller Park, Subiaco (WA) is also named after him.

      A Victorian Railways diesel-electric locomotive, S311, is named after Mueller.
      Artworks based on Mueller

      Love, Death, Music and Plants, a music theatre work based on scenes from the life of Mueller, was written by Brian Lipson (writer) and Matthew Hindson (composer), and had a two-week season at the Mueller Hall, National Herbarium of Victoria, 18?30 November 2003.[16]
      A bust of Mueller by Marc Clark is located outside the National Herbarium of Victoria.[17]

      Animals named after Mueller
      A species of Australian lizard, Lerista muelleri, is named in his honor,[18] as well as a number of fish and invertebrate

      Bibliography

      Chisholm, A. H., Ferdinand von Mueller, Great Australians, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1962
      Home, R.W. (ed), Australian Science in the Making: A Bicentennial History (1990) ISBN 0-521-39640-9
      Home, R.W. et al. (eds) Regardfully yours: selected correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller.3 vols Peter Lang, Berne. 1998?2006
      Kynaston, Edward, A Man on Edge: A life of Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller, Allen Lane, London; Ringwood, 1981
      Mueller, Dr Ferdinand von, 1858. An historical review of the explorations of Australia. Melbourne: Philosophical Institute.
      Mueller, Dr Ferdinand von, 1863. "Enumeration of the plants collected by Dr J Murray during Mr A Howitt's Expedition into Central Australia in the year 1862". Annual Report of the Government Botanist, p. 16?18.
      Mueller, Dr Ferdinand von, 1865. "On the systematic position of the Nardoo plant and the physiological characteristics of its fruit". Transactions and proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria: During the years 1861 to 1864, pp 137?147.
      Voigt, Johannes H., Die Erforschung Australiens: Der Briefwechsel zwischen August Petermann and Ferdinand von Mueller 1861?1878, Justus Perthes Verlag, Gotha, 1996

    Gender Female 
    Died 31 Jul 1901  Millicent, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Clara Christina Marie Wehl
      Birth Year: abt 1834
      Age: 67
      Death Date: 31 Jul 1901
      Death Place: Millicent
      Residence Place: Millicent
      Father's name: Johann Dietrich Edward Wehl
      Registration Place: Grey, South Australia
      Page Number: 449
      Volume Number: 279
      (South Australia Death Index)

      Johann Dietrich Edward Wehl (Husband)
    Obituary 5 Aug 1901  The Advertiser, Adelaide, SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    THE COUNTRY.
    THE LATE MRS. E. WEHL.
    Millicent, August 2.
    The death of Mrs. Wehl, relict of the
    late Dr. E. Wehl, occurred on Wednesday
    last. About a month ago the deceased lady was seized with an apoplectic fit, and though hopes were entertained that she would recover a serious relapse took place a few days ago, and she gradually sank. The late Mrs. Wehl was a colonist of 54 years, having arrived in the State with her brother (the late Baron "von Mueller) in the year 1847. For a time she resided at Macclesfield, when, having married, she removed to Mount Gambier in the early fifties,
    where for many years her late husband
    practised. Leaving there about 20 years
    ago, she came with Dr. Wehl to reside in
    the Millicent district, where she had lived ever since. She was of a very kindly disposition, and was beloved and respected by all who knew her. She leaves a large family, all grown up, though only two sons, Mr. F. E. Wehl, the representative of Dalgety & Co., Millicent, and Mr. W. M. Wehl and the Misses Wehl (2), of Millicent are now in South Australia. The funeral took place to-day, when a large concourse of people assembled to pay their last
    respects to one of the oldest and most respected of our residents. The Rev. E. Y.Simpkinson, M.A., conducted the service.
    The Advertiser, Adelaide, SA., Monday, 5 August 1901 
    Death Notice 6 Aug 1901  The Horham Times, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    At Millicent, on the 31st July, Mrs.
    Clara Christina Marie, widow of the late
    Dr. Wehl, and sister of the late Baron von Mueller, K.G.M.G., aged 68, and a colonist
    The Horham Times, Victoria, Tuesday, 6 August 1901
    of 54-years, died.
     
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    Father Friedrich Mueller,   b. Abt 1799, Rostock, Rostock, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Louisa Mertens,   b. Abt 1803, Aschersleben, Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1824  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Family John Dietrich Edward Wehl,   b. 5 Jun 1823, Ehrenbreitstein, Prussia/Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1876, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 27 Oct 1853  Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Edward Wehl
      Spouse Name: Clara Muller
      Marriage Place: Victoria
      Registration Place: Victoria
      Registration Year: 1853
      Registration Number: 890
      (Victoria Marriage Index)
    Marriage Notice 29 Oct 1853  The Argus, Melbourne, Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    On the 27th inst., at Richmond, by the Rev. Matthias Goethe, Lutheran Minister, Dr. E. Wehl, of Mount
    Gambier, South Australia, to Clara Mueller, Melbourne, youngest sister of Dr. Mueller, Government Botanist.
    The Argus, Melbourne, Vic., Saturday, 29 October 1853 
    Children 
    +1. Henrietta Jane Wehl,   b. 18 Oct 1868, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1953, Rockhamptom, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F5648  Group Sheet


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