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Biographical entry Fiveash, Rosa Catherine (1854 - 1938)

22 July 1854
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
13 February 1938
Botanical artist


Rosa Fiveash illustrated numerous publications on South Australian flora including J.E. Brown's The Forest Flora of South Australia (1882-1890).

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


  • Brown, John Ednie, The forest flora of South Australia (Adelaide: Government Printer, 1882), 94 pp. Details
  • Olsen, Penny, Collecting Ladies: Ferdinand von Mueller and Women Botanical Artists (Canberra: National Library of Australia, 2012), 248 pp. Details
  • Wrigley, J. and Fagg, M., Eucalypts: A Celebration (Crows Nest Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2010), 344 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Gibberd, Joyce, 'Rosa Fiveash (1854-1938) botanical artist' in 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology, Heather Radi, ed. (Sydney: Women's Redress Press Inc, 1988). Details
  • Sims, Eric B., 'Fiveash, Rosa Catherine (1854-1938)' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, eds, vol. 8 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1981), pp. 517-518. Details

Edited Books

  • Radi, H. ed., 200 Australian Women: a Redress Anthology (Sydney: Women's Redress Press Inc, 1988), 268 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Sims, E., 'Rosa Catherine Fiveash', South Australian Naturalist, 49 (3) (1975), 44-47. Details


Resource Sections

McCarthy, G.J., Moje, C.