Vickery, Joyce Winifred (1908-1979)

Also known as
Vickery, Joyce Winifred, (Dr) (1908-1979)
Vickery, Joyce Winifred, MBE (1908-1979)
Field of activity
Botanist; Conservationist; Plant taxonomist
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Joyce Winifred Vickery (1908-1979), botanist and conservationist, was born on 15 December 1908 at Strathfield, Sydney, youngest of four children of native-born parents George Begg Vickery, merchant, and...

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Joyce Vickery conducted postgraduate research at the University of Sydney into insectivorous plants and seed germination in grass. She was appointed assistant botanist at the National Herbarium of New South Wales in 1936, and completed her PhD in 1959. Dr Vickery helped to solve the Graeme Thorne kidnapping case with forensic work. She was appointed senior botanist at the Herbarium in 1964.

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Joyce Winifred Vickery was a forensic botanist who was most noted for her work on the kidnap and murder case of Graham Thorne in 1960. The successful conviction of the culprit was based largely on her analysis of crime scene plant matter and soil. Vickery was the first female researcher appointed to the New South Wales Herbarium and many of her taxonomic correspondences between 1935 and 1972 are housed at the Royal Botanic Gardens, New South Wales.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Science research scholarship at the University of Sydney
  • Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - President of the University of Sydney Biology Society
  • Career position - Assistant Botanist at the National Herbarium of New South Wales
  • Career position - Spent a year at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London
  • Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Sydney
  • Award - Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
  • Award - Clarke Medal received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
  • Career position - Senior Botanist at the National Herbarium of New South Wales
  • Life event - Retired
  • Life event - Honorary Treasurer of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
  • Life event - Honorary Research Fellow at the National Herbarium of New South Wales

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Vickery, Joyce Winifred
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Vickery, Joyce Winifred (1918-1979)
    Hooker, Claire
    [2006]
    Published: Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography Online
  3. 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology
    Radi, Heather
    [Sydney]
    Published: Women's Redress Press

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Vickery, Joyce Winifred
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Vickery, Joyce Winifred (1908-1979), Botanist and Conservationist
    Hooker, Claire
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 16, 452-453
  3. Joyce Vickery (1908-1979) botanist
    Holland, Alison
    Published: Women's Redress Press Inc, Sydney, 1988
    Series: 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology
  4. Where are the Women in Australian Science?
    McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003
  5. Joyce Winifrid Vickery: Taxonomic Botanist
    Hooker, Claire
    Published: 2000
    Series: Australasian Science, 21, 7, 46
  6. Obituary: Robert Henry Anderson (1899-1969) [includes list of publications]
    Vickery, Joyce W.
    Published: 1972
    Series: Contributions. New South Wales. National Herbarium, 4, 5, 245-249

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  1. Website: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
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  1. Taxonomic studies of Australian grasses and other papers on the taxonomy, ecology and anatomy of Australian plants / by J.W. Vickery
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  3. Observations on plant regeneration in the Snowy Mountains, 1964
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