Winifred Waddell worked with Native Plant Preservation Groups during the 1950s. She was responsible for securing the first Wildflower Sanctuary, at Tallarook, in 1949. She was appointed MBE - The Order of the British Empire - Member (Civil) - 1 January 1964, for preservation of natural flora.
Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
Waddell, Winifred, 1884-1972, papers
[1906 - 1965]
Series: State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection
Papers, 1906-1965, including correspondence and notes relating to Miss Waddell's work with the Native Plants Preservation Group, c. 1950s; correspondence and documents concerning her education and awards of OBE., 1964, and Australian History Medallion from the Field Naturalists' Club, 1965. Includes notes on native flora in Victoria; citation accompanying award of the OBE; letter from chairman of Forest Commission of Victoria congratulating Miss Waddell on the award of the Australian History Medallion, 21 October 1965; letter from W. H. Craig, Secretary of the Town and Country Planning Board congratulating Miss Waddell on the award of the Australian History Medallion, 1 November 1965; also biographical notes on Miss Waddell; certificate awarding her a first class pass in the Honour School of Mathematics, Trinity Term 1906; commission granting Miss Winifred Waddell the Dignity of an Ordinary Member of the Civil Division of the Order of the British Empire, signed by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh as Grand Master of the Order and by HM the Queen. Also obituaries by O. S. Green and J. H. Willis.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 13 May 1944 p 18 Family Notices
... Hamilton Newcastle-a daughter (Barbara Anne) WADDELL (nee Lesbia Caines)-May 1 1944, at The Neuk, Queen ... Street, Berry, to Mr. and Mrs. Victor Waddell - a son (Arthur Edward). WATSON -Mav g at Seacombe private ...
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 2 January 1953 p 10 Family Notices
... Henry Beard (Zetland), aged 8 years. At rest CARLSON. Elizabeth Sydney Wad-dell.-December 31, 1952 ... . passed away January 2. 1950. Never for-gotten. Winifred. , COTTEE.-In loving memory of my darling ...
Brisbane Telegraph (Qld. : 1948 - 1954) Wednesday 4 March 1953 p 23 Article
... -teered for Gallipoli, was recently the recipient ofl the M.B.E. With Mrs. A. F. Gollnick, club president, she ... . secretary of the club, and Miss Winifred Sren-rian, hon. treasurer, assisted, with the arrangements. 'THE ...
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