Biographical entry Charsley, Fanny Anne (1828 - 1915)
- Botanical artist and Botanical collector
Fanny Charsley was an English botanical artist and collector for Ferdinand Von Mueller who spent a decade in Australia (1856 - 1866). Shortly after she returned to England she published a book of her work on Australian wild flowers titled "The Wild Flowers around Melbourne" (1867). The National Gallery of Victoria holds a copy of this book and some of her other botanical illustrations. Ferdinand Von Mueller named a wildflower after her, Asteraceae Helipterum Charsleyae, since reclassified as Rhodanthe charsleyae, the flower is a species of paper daisy.
Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science
- Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details
National Gallery of Victoria
- Norton, Leonie, Women of Flowers: Botanical Art in Australia from the 1830s to the 1960s (Canberra: National Library of Australia, 2009), 126 pp. Details
Created: 19 March 2019