Biographical entry Allan, Maria Marjory Alberta (Maida) (1884 - ?)
Sale, Victoria, Australia
- Zoological collector
Maida Allan collected insects, reptiles and mammals from 1936 to 1938 for the Queensland Museum. One of her most significant finds was the burrowing skink Lerista allanea which is thought to now be extinct. She collected seven of the twelve specimens known to exist around the world.
Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions
- McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan, Where are the Women in Australian Science?, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/wisa/wisa.html. Details
- McKay, Judith ed., Brilliant Careers: Women Collectors and Illustrators in Queensland (Brisbane: Queensland Museum, 1997), 80 pp. Details
Created: 25 September 2006, Last modified: 7 February 2011