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Biographical entry Brooks, Sarah Theresa (1850 - 1928)

Born
19 September 1850
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Died
23 September 1928
Norseman, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Plant collector

Summary

Sarah Brooks was a plant collector whose family came to Australia in 1851, settling first in Victoria and moving to Western Australia in 1874 where they were pioneer settlers in the Israelite Bay and Mt Ragged areas. She began collecting plant specimens in response to an advertisement Ferdinand von Mueller had placed in Western Australian newspapers. Over 900 specimens collected around Israelite Bay (1883 - 1893) and Mt Ragged (1886) remain in the National Herbarium of Victoria. Brooks' brother John Paul Brooks, and her mother, Emily Brooks, also collected specimens for Mueller.

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Events

1851
Life event - Migrated to Victoria with her family
1874
Life event - Moved to Western Australia
1877 - 1898
Life event - Lived at Israelite Bay, Western Australia
1898
Life event - Moved to Balbinia Station, Western Australia

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