A Lady’s Pen – Book Launch with Bernice Barry
April 26 @ 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
RWAHS, 49 Broadway, Nedlands WA 6009
Phone: (08) 9386 3841
Between 1837 and 1843, Georgiana Molloy collected specimens and seeds of the native plants of Taalinup and Undalup (Augusta and Busselton) and sent three exquisite botanical collections to James Mangles in London, who had requested the work. They were the highest quality that British botanists had ever received from WA. She was self-taught but her dried wildflower specimens are still studied in world herbariums. She died aged thirty-seven, having received no payment or formal recognition for her scientific achievements.
A Lady’s Pen provides the first full, unedited transcriptions of her letters to Mangles.
Join author Bernice Barry for this fascinating journey through the remarkable and enduring work of WA’s first internationally successful female botanist.
Doors – 4.30pm
Talk – 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Books sales and signings will follow the talk.
Bernice Barry will be joined by Dr Alex George AM, Adjunct Associate Professor at Murdoch University, who will be launching the book.