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JUNE, 2019

Just published, Western Australian Plant Names and Their Meanings draws on Alex's knowledge of the flora and Latin to explain the meaning of every scientific name given to a plant in the State since the first two were published in 1768. See 'Publications' on this website to order your copy.



Sole Survivor: A Life on Borrowed Time by Brian S. Walley has been published by Four Gables Press. Brian was an RAF Whitley bomber pilot during WWII. He survived being shot down and crashing into the North Sea and spent four years in a POW camp. Now aged 94, this book is his life story from his childhood in Great Britain, his war experiences, dairy farming in Wales, mining and prospecting in Australia and his family life. See 'Publications' on this website to order your copy.


APRIL, 2016

Just published! A new, enlarged edition of Swanning around Perth, with eight extra pages featuring further old and new Black Swans. See 'Publications' on this website to order your copy.



A new edition of John Beard's Plant Life of Western Australia was published by Rosenberg Publishing, ISBN 9781925078787. It first appeared in 1990 and has been out of print for many years but is still the best description of the State's vegetation. In conjunction with botanist Neil Gibson from the Department of Parks and Wildlife, Alex updated the botanical names, added an appendix with the names of the people who appear in many photographs as 'scale' and added a second index, to place names. Published by Rosenberg Publishing:



Alex was interviewed by John McGlue of 720 ABC Perth's 'Who Are You?' program on the 28th October at 9.30 am. To hear the interview click here:



Alex George was interviewed by Josh Byrne from the ABC's 'Gardening Australia' program in his Australian native garden at 'Four Gables', which contains stunning and unique native plants that Alex has collected throughout his career as a botanist. The program aired on the 12th September, 2015.  To see the interview click here: