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Biographical entry Sewell, Julia (c. 1847 - 1914)

c. 1847
near Northam, Western Australia, Australia
June 1914
Gilga, Western Australia, Australia
Botanical collector


Julia Sewell was a plant collector in southwestern Western Australia where her family ran sheep and cattle stations. Between 1882 and 1892 she collected around Mount Caroline, the Swan River, Bunbury and Geographe Bay. She sent her specimens to Victorian Government Botanist Ferdinand von Mueller in Melbourne. Over 1,000 specimens are in the National Herbarium of Victoria, as are some collected by her cousins Geraldine Allen Sewell (1861 - 1900) and Maud Amy Sewell (1875 - 1955).

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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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