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Biographical entry Sewell, Geraldine Allen (1861 - 1900)

Western Australia, Australia
June 1900
Cue, Western Australia, Australia
Botanical collector


Geraldine Sewell collected plant specimens in Western Australia between 1886 and 1891 around Mount Caroline near where the family lived, and the Murchison River. She sent these specimens to Victorian Government Botanist Ferdinand von Mueller in Melbourne. Over 300 specimens are in the National Herbarium of Victoria, as are some collected by her sister Maud Amy Sewell (1875 - 1955) and her cousin Julia Sewell (c.1847 - 1914).

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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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