Fountaine, Margaret (1862-1940)

Also known as
Fountaine, Margaret Elizabeth (1862-1940)
Field of activity
Natural history collector; Natural history artist
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an36171899
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https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1223711

Biographies

Margaret Elizabeth Fountaine was one of the most prolific and famous butterfly collectors of her time. She not only collected the butterflies but breed them so she could study their lifecycle. Fountaine became an expert in tropical butterfly life cycles and was a talented artist who made many detailed and beautiful watercolours of her specimens. In 1890 Fountaine left her sedate family life in the United Kingdom to travel the world in search of butterflies. She travelled extensively through Europe, America, India and South Africa before coming to Queensland, Australia in 1914 where she remained until 1917. Fountaine's collection of close to 22,000 butterflies, including 153 specimens from Queensland, were bequeathed to the Castle Museum in Norwich, UK.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Fountaine, Margaret Elizabeth
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Wild and Fearless: the life of Margaret Fountaine
    Scott-Stokes, Natascha
    Published: Peter Owen Ltd, 2006
  3. 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
  4. Brilliant Careers: Women Collectors and Illustrators in Queensland
    McKay, Judith
    Published: Queensland Museum, Brisbane, 1997

Resources by Margaret Fountaine (5)

  1. Butterflies and late loves
    Fountaine, Margaret, 1862-1940
    [ Audio book : 1994 ]
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  2. Love among the butterflies
    Fountaine, Margaret, 1862-1940
    [ Audio book : 1993 ]
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  3. Butterflies and late loves : the further travels and adventures of a Victorian lady / Margaret Fountaine ; edited by W.F. Cater
    Fountaine, Margaret, 1862-1940
    [ Book : 1986-2002 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
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    Butterflies and late loves : the further travels and adventures of a Victorian lady / Margaret Fountaine ; edited by W.F. Cater
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  4. Love among the butterflies : the travels and adventures of a Victorian Lady / Margaret Fountaine ; edited by W.F. Cater
    Fountaine, Margaret, 1862-1940
    [ Book, Audio book : 1900-2000 ]
    At 28 libraries
    Love among the butterflies : the travels and adventures of a Victorian Lady / Margaret Fountaine ; edited by W.F. Cater
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  5. Ich sammle nicht nur schmetterlinge : Reisen und Abenteur einer viktorianishen Lady / Margaret Fountaine
    Fountaine, Margaret, 1862-1940
    [ Book : 1983 ]
    Languages: German
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Resources about Margaret Fountaine (7)

  1. [Biographical cuttings on Margaret Elizabeth Fountaine, author, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Butterflies and late loves
    Fountaine, Margaret, 1862-1940
    [ Audio book : 1994 ]
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  3. Love among the butterflies
    Fountaine, Margaret, 1862-1940
    [ Audio book : 1993 ]
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  4. Butterflies and late loves : the further travels and adventures of a Victorian lady / Margaret Fountaine ; edited by W.F. Cater
    Fountaine, Margaret, 1862-1940
    [ Book : 1986-2002 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
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    Butterflies and late loves : the further travels and adventures of a Victorian lady / Margaret Fountaine ; edited by W.F. Cater
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  5. Love among the butterflies : the travels and adventures of a Victorian Lady / Margaret Fountaine ; edited by W.F. Cater
    Fountaine, Margaret, 1862-1940
    [ Book, Audio book : 1900-2000 ]
    At 28 libraries
    Love among the butterflies : the travels and adventures of a Victorian Lady / Margaret Fountaine ; edited by W.F. Cater
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  6. Wild and fearless : the life of Margaret Fountaine / Natascha Scott-Stokes
    Scott-Stokes, Natascha
    [ Book : 2006 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  7. Brilliant careers : women collectors and illustrators in Queensland / compiled by Judith McKay
    McKay, Judith, 1949-
    [ Book : 1997 ]
    At 33 libraries
    Brilliant careers : women collectors and illustrators in Queensland / compiled by Judith McKay
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  2. With thee I lingered beside a fountain : a favorite melody in Bellini's opera I Puritani / the symphonies & accompaniments by William Hutchins Callcott
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  4. Thucydides, The Peloponnesian war
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