Waddell, Winifred, (MBE) (1884-1972)

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Waddell, Winifred, MBE (1884-1972)
Waddell, Winifred (1884-1972)
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Botanist
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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.

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Winifred Waddell worked with Native Plant Preservation Groups during the 1950s. She was responsible for securing the first Wildflower Sanctuary, at Tallarook, in 1949.

Educated Royal Holloway College, London (BSc)

  • Career position - Mathematics Teacher at Melbourne Church of England Girls Grammar School
  • Career position - Tutor at Trinity College
  • Career position - Tutor at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Started Native Plants Preservation Society
  • Award - Australian Natural History Medallion received from the Field Naturalists' Club
  • Award - Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Waddell, Winifred
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Who's Who in Australia 1965
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Herald and Weekly Times
  3. Waddell, Winifred (1884 - 1972), Biographical Entry
    [2002]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Series: IspartOf Bright Sparcs
  4. Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  5. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
  6. 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.
    MS 9403 (MSB 463)

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Waddell, Winifred
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. 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

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