Dr Winifred Curtis turns 100 today

Marco Duretto marco.duretto at TMAG.TAS.GOV.AU
Tue Jun 14 19:27:26 CDT 2005


Today, 15 June 2005, Dr Winifred Mary Curtis turns 100. Over the last 100 years Dr
Curtis has worked hard, lived life and left Australians, especially Tasmanians, a
lasting legacy. A biographical sketch of her life is given by Kantvilas (1991).  This
'sketch' was compiled by conducting and recording extensive interviews with Dr
Curtis and gives a good insight into Dr Curtis' life and achievements.

To celebrate this significant birthday staff of the Tasmanian Herbarium (HO) and the
University of Tasmania have put together an exhibition on Dr Curtis' life.  The
exhibition is entitled 'Dr Winifred Mary Curtis: 100 years of botanical research,
teaching and travelling'.  A flier can be emailed to interested people on request.

I am sure everyone will wish Dr Winifred Curtis all the best for her birthday and I
hope many of you are able to see the exhibition.

Kantvilas, G. (1991). Winifred Mary Curtis: A biogeographical Sketch. Aspects of
Tasmanian Botany: A Tribute to Winifred Curtis.  M.R. Banks, S.J. Smith, A.E.
Orchard & G. Kantvilas (Eds), Royal Society of Tasmania: Hobart.

Marco Duretto
Tasmanian Herbarium
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
marco.duretto at tmag.tas.gov.au

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