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Biographical entry De Mole, Fanny Elizabeth (1835 - 1866)

Born
1 March 1835
London, United Kingdom
Died
26 December 1866
Willunga, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Botanical artist

Summary

Fanny Elizabeth De Mole was a British born botanical artist.

She illustrated and published the first book about South Australian flora, Wildflowers of South Australia(1861), having hand-coloured the lithographic illustrations in each copy.

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Events

1856
Life event - Family emigrated to Australia from London, England.
1861
Career event - Published Wildflowers of South Australia

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Hooker, Claire, Irresistible Forces: Australian Women in Science (Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 2004), 215 pp. Details
  • Olsen, Penny, Collecting Ladies: Ferdinand von Mueller and Women Botanical Artists (Canberra: National Library of Australia, 2012), 248 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Symon, David, 'Wildflowers of South Australia (1861) by Fanny de Mole', Archives of Natural History, 30 (1) (2003), 139-48. Details

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