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Biographical entry Galbraith, Jean (1906 - 1999)

Born
28 March 1906
Victoria, Australia
Died
2 January 1999
Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Naturalist and Botanical collector

Summary

Jean Galbraith, a prominent Victorian naturalist, joined the Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria in 1923 and in 1970 was awarded their Australian Natural History Medallion. Although seldom travelling from the family property in Gippsland (V.), Galbraith became expert in the botany of south-eastern Australia. She learnt botany by correspondence from Herbert Williamson. In 1950 she published "Wildflowers of Victoria" which by 1970 had gone to three editions. For many years Galbraith wrote in popular gardening magazines and newspapers under the pseudonym 'Correa'. Over 1,000 of Galbraith's specimens were lodged in the National Herbarium of Victoria.

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Events

1980
Award - Australian Natural History Medallion

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Archival resources

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Jean Galbraith - Records, 1920 - 1980; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Allen, Terri G., Gippsland Lady Botanists, South Gippsland Conservation Society, Inverloch, Vic., 2007, 97 pp. Details
  • Fletcher, Meredith, Jean Galbraith: Writer in a Valley, Monash University Publishing in association with State Library of Victoria, Clayton (Vic.), 2014, 306 pp. Details
  • Latreille, A., Kindred spirits: a botanical correspondence, letters by Jean Galbraith, drawings by Joan Law-Smith, Australian Garden History Society, South Yarra, Vic., 1999, 223 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Aston, H. I., 'Jean Galbraith 28 March 1906-2 January 1999: a tribute', Victorian naturalist, vol. 116, 1999, pp. 73-5. Details
  • Fletcher, Meredith, 'Becoming 'Correa':Jean Galbraith and 'Australian Native Flowers', La Trobe Journal, vol. 84, 2010, pp. 11-22. Details
  • Galbraith, Jean, 'Botanists and the FNCV - the first 30 years', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 97, no. 3, 1980, pp. 114-120. Details
  • Gillbank, Linden, 'Of Victorian specimens and species: the naming of Dampiera galbraithiana in honour of Jean Galbraith', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 143, no. 3, 2017, pp. 76-80. Details

Reviews

  • Martin, Susan K., review of Fletcher, Meredith, Jean Galbraith: Writer in a Valley (2014), Australian Historical Studies, vol. 46, no. 2, 2015, pp. 334-5. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Griffiths, Tom, Hunters and Collectors: the Antiquarian Imagination in Australia, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge/Melbourne, 1996, 430 pp. Details
  • Houghton, Sheila, '"If it is not against the rules": women in the FNCV 1880 - 1980', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 122, no. 6, 2005, pp. 290-306. Details

McCarthy, G.J.