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Bruce A. Fuhrer

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Bruce Alexander Fuhrer OAM (December 31, 1930 – March 31, 2023) was an Australian botanist and photographer, specialising in cryptogams. His photographic collection of fungi numbers more than 3000 species. Early life Born in Woollahra, Sydney, in 1930, Fuhrer developed his interest in nature as a boy, exploring the parks and forests of Sydney and the Blue Mountains with his father. At 17, Fuhrer moved to Portland, Victoria. Fuhrer met and was inspired by local naturalists Oswald Lightbody (Ossie) and Alexander Clifford Beauglehole (Cliff). It was during this period that he developed his interest in natural history and joined the Portland Field Naturalists' Club. Career Fuhrer began his career as a photographer in Portland in 1955. In 1957 he formed the Portland Camera Club and was its president for six years. He was an inaugural member of the Mount Richmond National Park Management Committee, formed in 1960. He joined the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria (FN
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