Dr George Story (1800-1885)

Born in England, educated in Edinburgh and receiving his Medical Diploma in 1824, Dr. Story emigrated to Van Diemen’s Land in 1828. He was appointed District Assistant Surgeon of Swansea (then known as Waterloo Point). When Francis and Anna Maria Cotton settled at Kelvedon he joined them and except for two years between 1842 and 1844 when he was in charge of the Royal Society Gardens ( now the Botanical Gardens) he made his home there. He was an ardent botanist and geologist. Although raised as a Wesleyan he joined Friends during the visit of Backhouse and Walker and became an active and valued member of the society.



George Storey


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