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Biographical entry Holding, Charlotte Elizabeth (c. 1828 - 1916)

Born
c. 1828
England
Died
1916
Wentworth, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Botanical collector

Summary

Charlotte Holding came to Australia as a young woman, living in Geelong, Victoria, and, after her marriage to settler William Holding (c.1828 - 1910), at 'Mittai Endai', Wentworth, New South Wales. Between 1880 and 1890 she collected plant specimens around Wentworth and along the Murray and Darling Rivers. These specimens were sent to Victorian Government Botanist Ferdinand von Mueller in Melbourne. The National Herbarium of Victoria holds over 350 of her specimens, as well as some collected by her daughter Lucy Edith Holding (1873 - 1919).

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See also

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

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