Georgiana Molloy: A Pioneer WA Botanist

posted in Events on 14 November, 2017

At the final meeting of the Wildflower Society of WA for 2017, author Bernice Barry will be sharing stories about WA settler and botanist, Georgiana Molloy.

The Mind That Shines was was first published in 2015, and since then Bernice has uncovered much new research. Come along to hear some between-the-lines snippets and behind-the-scenes facts about Georgiana Molloy’s life that are not included in the book, as well as new stories from wider exploration of her life, work and legacy. Expect to see pictures of original sources including Georgiana’s own writing and, of course, some of our beautiful native plants.

Bernice worked in education as a teacher, regional adviser, school inspector and international consultant for twenty-five years before she moved to Australia from the UK and became fascinated with the native plants of the southwest, as well as the life of Georgiana Molloy. What should have been ‘retirement’ became a ten-year research project, a lot of gardening and, eventually, a book.

The Society will celebrate the end of 2017 with a wrap up supper, please bring a small plate to share.

Everyone invited! $3 entry

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Event Details

7th December 2017

19:30 to 21:30

Cockburn Wetlands Centre, 184 Hope Road, Bibra Lake