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George Malcolm Thomson

Teacher, scientist, educationalist, politician.


Children: James Allan Thomson

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Black and white photograph of George Malcolm Thomson Mr. G. M. Thomson The naturalist G.M. Thomson suggested that violets may acclimatise better if guinea pigs were encouraged to browse round the plants. He had noticed that the little animals cut down the plants that compete with the violet, but leave the violet plants alone. For a while Thomson had guinea pigs running semi-wild in his Dunedin garden—but still neither the plants or the animals managed to survive in the New Zealand climate without human interference


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