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Biographical entry Biddulph, Harriette (1839 - 1940)

22 September 1839
Durham, New South Wales, Australia
11 September 1940
Birtley, Queensland, Australia
Botanical collector


Harriette Biddulph was a prolific collector of botanical specimens of which she sent many to the Government Botanist of Victoria, Ferdinand Mueller. He named Hemigenia biddulphiana and Astrotriche biddulphiana in her honour. Biddulph died less than one month short of her 101st birthday and is buried at Springsure Cemetery in Queensland. The National Herbarium of Victoria holds over 400 of her specimens, as well as over 500 collected by her daughters Alice Caroline Biddulph (1873 - 1971) and Florence Frances Biddulph (1879 - 1964), sister Ellen Caroline Biddulph (1855 - 1917), and sister-in-law Ada Foot (1861 - 1901).

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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

Edited Books

  • McKay, Judith ed., Brilliant Careers: Women Collectors and Illustrators in Queensland (Brisbane: Queensland Museum, 1997), 80 pp. Details


See also

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

Annette Alafaci and Helen Cohn