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...
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.
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
Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 16 January 1981 [Issue No.8] p 390 Government Gazette Private Notices
... will of the said JoyceWinifredVickery, who died on 29th May, 1979, hereby gives notice that creditors ... RE will of JOYCEWINIFREDVICKERY, late of Cheltenham, in the State of New South Wales, botanist ...
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The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thursday 17 January 1952 p 5 Article
... < two aeq Budd Colina Vickery | Marian Schneider Anne T Hume ] S Q Richardson J L last two j aeq Mc ... W.; Brown, Jean E.; Brown, Winifred P.; Bury, Sheila H.; Cadwallader, Elizabeth M.;   ...
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 26 December 1936 p 10 Family Notices
... Engagement is announced of Ruby Joyce, younger daughter of Mrs. W. H. Coppock, of Vau cluse, and Harvey ... (deceased), Leslie (deceased), Walter, Winifred, Olive, Margaret, Dorothy, George, John, Joseph, and Frank ...
Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954) Thursday 23 December 1954 p 34 Family Notices
... (Margaret Joyce). Thanking all in attendance. DAVIES. —On December 13, at Q.V.M.H. to Kathleen wife of Bill ... Yorktown Hospital, to Joyce and Colin —a son. Thanking all in attendance. EGGLESTONE (nee Lewis). —On ...