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Around Darwin Print E-mail
Saturday, 04 June 2016 00:00

Florenz Court, Virginia (historically known as the 17 Mile) was named for Florenz (Flo) Augustus Karl Bleeser, a well - respected botanist who collected many tropical plants in the Darwin area. Ernestine Hill described him as the Territory’s ‘only’ naturalist. He joined the Postmaster General’s Department in Darwin as a junior operator in 1890 and for many years was Assistant Postmaster in Darwin.

In later years he was the Cost and Accounts Clerk controlling PMG works in the Territory. He retired in 1931, was evacuated from Darwin in 1941 and died in 1942; he was buried in Lyndoch Cemetery, SA.