Browse Entries

Biographical entry Richards, Anne Frances (Annie) (1845 - 1930)

14 August 1845
23 December 1930
South Australia, Australia
Botanical collector


Annie Richards, who came to South Australia as a child, lived in rural districts where her husband, police trooper Thomas Paul Richards (1842 - 1904) was posted. After 17 years in Fowler Bay they moved to Port Augusta, Georgetown, Mount Barker and a number of other places. Richards collected plants between the mid-1870s and the 1890s which she sent to Victorian Government Botanist Ferdinand von Mueller in Melbourne. Over 400 specimens are in the National Herbarium of Victoria, as are some collected by her husband.

Related Corporate Bodies

Published resources

See also

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

Helen Cohn