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Winifred Mary Curtis: A biographical sketch


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Kantvilas, G 1991 , 'Winifred Mary Curtis: A biographical sketch' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. Aspect , pp. 1-6 , doi: 10.26749/rstpp.124.2.1.

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Winifred Mary Curtis was born in England and, pursuing an early interest in science, graduated from University College, London. While teaching in England she carried out botanical research leading to a MSc degree before emigrating to Tasmania in 1939. Here she taught, wrote and lectured, while conducting research which led to PhD and DSc degrees, and also became involved in two major projects, The Students Flora of Tasmania and The Endemic Flora of Tasmania.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Kantvilas, G
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
DOI / ID Number: 10.26749/rstpp.124.2.1
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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This Symposium is a tribute to the botanical work of Dr. Winifred M. Curtis AM, work largely concerned with Tasmanian plants. Scientific and public knowledge of the Tasmania flora has been greatly enhanced by her contributions.
Edited by M.R. Banks, S.J. Smith, A.E. Orchard and G. Kantvilas. – Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania

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