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Biographical entry Eardley, Constance Margaret (1910 - 1978)

6 September 1910
Fullarton, South Australia, Australia
15 May 1978
Fullarton, South Australia, Australia
Botanist and Educator


Constance Eardley, a systematic botanist, was a Lecturer in Botany, at the University of Adelaide 1933-1971 and Curator of the two university herbaria. She also conducted her own research, in the areas of sphagnum bogs, swamp vegetation, arid zone plants and cytology.



1933 - 1949
Career position - Co-curator of the herbaria at the Waite Institute and the Botany Department, University of Adelaide, South Australia
1943 - 1966
Career position - Lecturer in Systematic Botany at the University of Adelaide
1947 - 1951?
Career position - Editor, Australasian herbarium news
1966 - 1971
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Systematic Botany at the University of Adelaide

Related Journals

Archival resources

Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide

  • Constance Margaret Eardley - Records, 1927 - 1978, MSS 0021; Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions



  • Hooker, Claire, Irresistible Forces: Australian Women in Science (Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 2004), 215 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • George, A.S., McCusker, A., & Orchard, A.E., 'A History of Systematic Botany in Australia' in Flora of Australia, Volume 1: Introduction, Orchard, Anthony E. & Thompson, Helen E., ed. (ABRS & CSIRO Publishing, 1999). Details

Journal Articles

  • Eardley, C. M., 'John McConnell Black, M.B.E., A.L.S.', Australasian herbarium news, 10 (1952), 1-5. Details
  • Robertson, R. N. and Eardley, C. M., 'Obituary: Theodore George Bentley Osborn, DSc, MA, FLS [includes list of publications]', Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 97 (4) (1973), 317-320. Details


McCarthy, G.J.