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Biographical entry Knight, Ann Augusta (Gussie) (1840 - 1904)

27 June 1840
Albany, Western Australia, Australia
18 August 1904
Albany, Western Australia, Australia
Botanical collector


Gussie Knight collected plant specimens around Porongurup in Western Australia where she lived with her husband William Grills Knight (1839 - 1903) and family from 1863, and later from King George Sound. In the early 1807s, they moved to Albany where William served three terms as mayor. Gussie was a skilled botanical artist, winning a bronze medal at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1886. Her plant collections were sent to Victorian Government Botanist Ferdinand von Mueller in Melbourne. The National Herbarium of Victoria holds over 200 of her specimens.

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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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