Julian Tenison Woods in Japan: Two Journeys
The Linnean Society of New South Wales includes among its members Fr Julian Edmund Tenison Woods, a distinguished nineteenth century Australian scientist. From 1883 to 1886, Woods conducted scientific research and travelled in Southeast and East Asia. This included two visits to Japan. This article gives some reconstruction of his travels in Japan, outlines his scientific work, and provides some of the later output which Woods generated as author, as collector, and as artist. The article also touches on the secretive nature of his work in Japan, though without giving a definitive conclusion.