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Bernard Henry Woodward
Dates: 1846 - 1916
Biographical Account: Bernard Woodward was the director of the Western Australian Museum and Art Gallery in Perth at the end of the 19th century.  He was born in Islington in 1846, but appears to have moved to Australia, possibly in search of clean air, as a treatment for bronchial disease.  As an educated man, he performed many different tasks for the State, including assaying, examining patents and eventually as director of the state geology museum.  Woodward was a leading figure in cultural and scientific circles and the fledgling conservation movement in Australia.  He was a staunch advocate for the protection of indiginous wildlife.  He died in 1916 and is buried in the cemetry in Harvey.  Woodward Park reserve was later named for him.
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