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Biographical entry Fiveash, Rosa Catherine (1854 - 1938)

22 July 1854
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
13 February 1938
Botanical artist


Rosa Catherine Fiveash illustrated numerous publications on South Australian flora including J.E. Brown's The Forest Flora of South Australia (1882-1890).

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


  • Olsen, Penny, Collecting Ladies: Ferdinand von Mueller and Women Botanical Artists, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 2012, 248 pp. Details
  • Wrigley, J. and Fagg, M., Eucalypts: A Celebration, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest Australia, 2010, 344 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Gibberd, Joyce, 'Rosa Fiveash (1854-1938) botanical artist', in Heather Radi (ed.), 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology, Women's Redress Press Inc, Sydney, 1988. Details
  • Sims, Eric B., 'Fiveash, Rosa Catherine (1854-1938)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981, pp. 517-518. Also available at Details

Edited Books

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

Journal Articles

  • Sims, E., 'Rosa Catherine Fiveash', South Australian Naturalist, vol. 49, no. 3, 1975, pp. 44-47. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J., Moje, C.