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Biographical entry Carter, Sarah Henriette (Henriette) (1822 - 1925)

22 October 1822
Wybong Creek, New South Wales, Australia
27 July 1925
Scone, New South Wales, Australia
Botanical collector


Sarah Carter collected botanical specimens largely from the Upper Hunter River region of New South Wales, in a area around the family property at Scone. Her collections were sent to Victorian Government Botanist Ferdinand von Mueller for identification, her fungal and freshwater algal specimens being forwarded to European experts for examination. Carter's mother, another Sarah, and several of her brothers also collected specimens. Over 300 of Carter's 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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