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Biographical entry Bunbury, Diana Richardson (1811 - 1898)

5 October 1898
Western Australia, Australia
Botanical collector


Diana Bunbury settled with members of her family in Picton in southwest Western Australia in 1855 and became interested in the flora of the area. She collected seeds for the Glasnevin Botanic Gardens in Ireland and between 1874 and 1890 sent plant specimens, particularly algae, to Victorian Government Botanist Ferdinand von Mueller in Melbourne. These specimens were from the Bunbury, Geographe Bay and Picton area. Bunbury exhibited a collection of dried botanical specimens from this region in the Western Australian Court of the 1880 - 1881 Melbourne International Exhibition. Over 400 of her specimens are in the National Herbarium of Victoria.

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

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