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Biographical entry Bate, Mary Harriet (1855 - 1951)

Born
1 October 1855
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
29 December 1951
Kyogle, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Botanical collector

Summary

Mary Bate collected plant specimens from 1881 to 1884 for Ferdinand von Mueller between the Tilba coast and Mt Dromedary, New South Wales. She collected types of Myoporum bateae F.Muell. (1882), Bryum bateae Müll. Hall (1898), named for her, and Eucalyptus bosistoana F.Muell. (1895). Five letters survive from Mueller to Mary Bates, and three letters from Mary Bates to Mueller.

Details

Events

1882
Taxonomy event - Myoporum bateae F.Muell. was named for Bate
1895
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus bosistoana F. Muell., of which Bate collected a syntype.

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Olsen, Penny, Collecting ladies : Ferdinand von Mueller and women botanical artists, NLA Publishing, Canberra, ACT, 2013, 237 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Maroske, S. & Vaughan, A.C., 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant collectors: a biographial register [in press]', Muelleria, c2014. Details

Online Resources

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