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Biographical entry Oakden, Emma (1848 - 1889)

Born
20 May 1848
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Died
23 January 1889
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation
Botanical collector

Summary

Emma Oakden collected botanical specimens in eastern Tasmania, particularly in the Launceston district, in the 1880s. She sent her collections to Victorian Government Botanist Ferdinand von Mueller in Melbourne for identification. Over 250 specimens are in the National Herbarium of Victoria.

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  • Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison, 'Ferdinand Mueller's Female Plant Collectors: a Biographical Register', Muelleria, vol. 32, 2014, pp. 92-172. Details

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