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Biographical entry Molloy, Georgiana (1805 - 1843)

Born
23 May 1805
Carlisle, Cumberland, England
Died
8 April 1843
Bussleton, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Botanist

Summary

Georgiana Molloy emigrated to Western Australia from England in 1830 and settled in Augusta. She collected and despatched seeds of local native plants to J. Mangles FRS who passed them to collectors in the UK. She was known for her detailed botanical descriptions.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia

  • Georgiana Molloy - Records, 1829 - 1830, ACC 2877A; JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia. Details
  • Georgiana Molloy - Records, 1823 - 1929, ACC 501A; JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia. Details
  • Georgiana Molloy - Records, 1897, ACC 1959A; JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia. Details
  • Georgiana Molloy - Records, 1835 - 1845, ACC 479A; JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Barry, Bernice, Georgiana Molloy: the mind that shines, Redgate Consultants, Witchcliffe (W.A.), 2015, 373 pp. Details
  • Barry, Bernice, Georgiana Molloy: the mind that shines, Picador Pan Macmillan, Sydney, 2016, 336 pp. Details
  • De Vries-Evans, Susanna, Pioneer Women, Pioneer Land: Yesterday's Tall Poppies, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1987, 280 pp. Details
  • Forsyth, Holly Kerr, Remembered Gardens: Eight Women and Their Visions of an Australian Landscape, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2006, 273 pp. Details
  • Hasluck, Alexandra, Portrait with Background: a Life of Georgiana Molloy, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1960. Details
  • Hooker, Claire, Irresistible Forces: Australian Women in Science, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2004, 215 pp. Details
  • Lines, William J., An all consuming passion: origins, modernity, and the Australian life of Georgiana Molloy, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1993, 352 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Bassett, Marnie, 'Augusta and Mrs Molloy', in Carr, D. J. and Carr, S. G. M. (eds), People and Plants in Australia, Academic Press, Sydney, 1981, pp. 357-73. Details
  • Erickson, Rica, 'Georgiana Molloy (1803-1843) botanist', in Heather Radi (ed.), 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology, Women's Redress Press Inc, Sydney, 1988. Details
  • Hasluck, Alexandra, 'Molloy, Georgiana (1805-1843), amateur botanist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 2, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967, pp. 244-245. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A020210b.htm. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, 'Collectors and illustrators: women botanists of the nineteenth century', in Carr, D. J. and Carr, S. G. M. (eds), People and Plants in Australia, Academic Press, Sydney, 1981, pp. 333-56. Details

Edited Books

  • Radi, H. (ed.), 200 Australian Women: a Redress Anthology, Women's Redress Press Inc, Sydney, 1988, 268 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Molloy, Georgiana, 'Correspondence', Journal and Proceedings of the Western Australian Historical Society, vol. 1, IV, 1929. Details
  • Pickering, W. G., 'The Letters of Georgina Molloy', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society, vol. 1, 1929. Details
  • Skene, Judy, 'The Power of Naming: Women Botanical Collectors and the Contested Space of 19th Century Botany', Studies in Western Australian History, no. 17, 1997, pp. 1-12. Details

Reviews

  • George, Alex, 'Standing on shoulders', review of Barry, Bernice, Georgiana Molloy: the mind that shines (2016), Australasian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter, vol. 167, 2016, pp. 51-6. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.