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Kings Park Honorary Research Fellow Neville Marchant has been recognised for his dedication to Western Australian flora with a prestigious Order of Australia.

Dr Neville Marchant received the AO in the 2016 Australia Day honours for significant service to conservation and the environment in our State, to native plant taxonomy, and to research and education.

Dr Marchant received the AO in the 2016 Australia Day honours for significant service to conservation and the environment in our State, to native plant taxonomy, and to research and education.

Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority CEO Mark Webb congratulated Dr Marchant on the award and said it was wonderful to see this formal recognition of his contribution.

'I warmly congratulate Neville on his Order of Australia award', Mr Webb said.

'Neville has been a valuable part of the BGPA for nearly a decade and we are extremely fortunate to have had the benefit of his expertise and deep understanding of Western Australian flora.'

Dr Marchant said he felt privileged to continue his work with the Western Australian Botanic Garden in Kings Park and was humbled to receive the award.

'I was surprised and delighted when I was told the Governor General had recommended me for the award of the Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division', he said.

Dr Marchant began his career in botany at 15, with his first job as an assistant at the Western Australian Herbarium.

Back then in the 1950s, there was limited knowledge and recording of Western Australian flora, with only about 60,000 specimens identified. Now more than 750,000 specimens have been identified.

The passionate expert in flora has since studied and worked both in Australia and overseas, with highlights including completing his PhD at Cambridge University and a Churchill Fellowship to study at Kiev, Ukraine.

A published botanic author, Dr Marchant has written several books and hundreds of scientific articles. He also has a species of Drosera named after him (Drosera marchantii) in addition to five other Western Australian species.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden has benefited from the knowledge and expertise of Dr Marchant's talent and passion for nearly ten years and is thrilled to congratulate him on his most recent accolade.

Read more about our many talented scientists in the research section.

Law Walk closure

Kings Park visitors are advised that Law Walk will be closed from Tuesday 15 January to Wednesday 23 January 2019, due to essential maintenance.

Australia Day 2019

Road closures and service interruptions will occur in Kings Park and Bold Park from Saturday 26 January to Sunday 27 January, 2019.

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Family-friendly fun in 2019

Zippy's Kings Park Adventures is now open for 2019 bookings, so don’t miss this popular new program for little nature lovers aged three to five years!

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