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Biographical entry Waddell, Winifred (1884 - 1972)

MBE

Born
8 October 1884
Cumberland, England
Died
1972
Occupation
Botanist

Summary

Winifred Waddell worked with Native Plant Preservation Groups during the 1950s. She was responsible for securing the first Wildflower Sanctuary, at Tallarook, in 1949.

Details

Educated Royal Holloway College, London (BSc)

Events

1916 - 1940
Career position - Mathematics Teacher at Melbourne Church of England Girls Grammar School
1941
Career position - Tutor at Trinity College
1942 - 1945
Career position - Tutor at the University of Melbourne
1949
Career position - Started Native Plants Preservation Society
1964
Award - Australian Natural History Medallion received from the Field Naturalists' Club
1964
Award - Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Archival resources

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Waddell, Winifred, 1884-1972, papers, 1906 - 1965, MS 9403 (MSB 463); State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Marks, Robin, 'From Head's Nook to the High Plains: Winifred Waddell and the Native Plants Preservation Society of Victoria', Australian Garden History, vol. 22, no. 2, 2011, pp. 13-8. Details

Online Resources

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