Fiveash, Rosa (1854-1938)

Also known as
Fiveash, Rosa Catherine (1854-1938)
Field of activity
Botanical Artist; Botanical artist; Artist; Printmaker; Painter; Art teacher; Botanical illustrator
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Biographies

Rosa Catherine Fiveash (1854-1938), botanical artist, was born on 22 July 1854 in Adelaide, youngest child of Robert Archibald Fiveash, businessman and superintendent of the Blinman and Yudanamutana copper-mines,...

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While studying at the Adelaide School of Design under H P Gill, Principal, and Louis Tannert, Master of the School of Painting, Rosa Fiveash chose to specialise in painting Australian flora. She was commissioned by the conservator of forests, John Ednie Brown, to illustrate his and orchidologist R S Rogers to illustrate his works on South Australian orchids. The Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and the State Herbarium have a collection of her original flower paintings. It was Fiveash who introduced the art of china painting to Adelaide.

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A painter and etcher who lived her whole life in North Adelaide. An accomplished botanical illustrator and flower painter Fiveash was also a pioneer of china painting, responsible for introducing the technique to Adelaide.

painter, etcher, china painter, botanical illustrator and teacher, was born on 22 July 1854 in the family home, Gable House, North Adelaide. This entry is a stub. You can help DAAO by submitting a

Flourished

  • fl. c.1881 - c.1934

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Rosa Fiveash illustrated numerous publications on South Australian flora including J.E. Brown's (1882-1890).

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Australian Women's Register

Design and Art Australia Online

Resources for Rosa Fiveash

Selected resources (22)

Australian Women's Register

  1. Fiveash, Rosa Catherine
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Collecting Ladies: Ferdinand von Mueller and Women Botanical Artists
    Olsen, Penny
    [Canberra, ACT]
    Published: NLA Publishing
  3. The Forest Flora of South Australia
    Brown, John Ednie
    [Adelaide]
    Published: Government Printer
  4. Australian Orchids: A Collection of Paintings
    Fiveash, Rosa
    [Adelaide]
    Published: Rigby
  5. The South Australian Naturalist
    Field Naturalists Society of South Australia
    [Adelaide]
  6. Rosa Fiveash (1854-1938)
    Steele Scott, Chris
    [1996]
    Series: IspartOf Australian Garden History
  7. Fiveash, Rosa Catherine (1854 - 1938), Biographical Entry
    [2002]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Series: IspartOf Bright Sparcs
  8. An Introduction to the Study of South Australian Orchids
    Rogers, R.S.
    [Adelaide]
    Published: South Australian Education Department
  9. 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology
    Radi, Heather
    [Broadway, NSW]
    Published: Women's Redress Press
  10. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
  11. Fiveash, Rosa Catherine (1854-1938)
    Sims, Eric B.
    [2006]
    Published: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography
  12. Australian Botanists, Collectors and Artists Collection
    [0.24 m, 3 boxes ]
    Series: Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science
    MSS 064.1-3

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Fiveash, Rosa Catherine
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Rosa Catherine Fiveash
    Sims, E.
    Published: 1975
    Series: South Australian Naturalist, 49, 3, 44-47
  3. 200 Australian Women: a Redress Anthology
    Radi, H.
    Published: Women's Redress Press Inc, Sydney, 1988
  4. The Study of Australian Eucalypts
    McCarthy, Gavan; Smith, Ailie; Moje, Christine; Rigby, Rebecca
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2013
  5. Eucalypts: A Celebration
    Wrigley, J. and Fagg, M.
    Published: Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest Australia, 2010
  6. Fiveash, Rosa Catherine (1854-1938)
    Sims, Eric B.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 8, 517-518
  7. 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
  8. Rosa Fiveash (1854-1938) botanical artist
    Gibberd, Joyce
    Published: Women's Redress Press Inc, Sydney, 1988
    Series: 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology
  9. The forest flora of South Australia
    Brown, John Ednie
    Published: Government Printer, Adelaide, 1882
  10. Collecting Ladies: Ferdinand von Mueller and Women Botanical Artists
    Olsen, Penny
    Published: National Library of Australia, Canberra, 2012

Resources by Rosa Fiveash (7)

  1. Rosa Fiveash
    Fiveash, Rosa, 1854-1938
    [ Art work : 1937 ]
    Possibly online
    At State Library S Aust
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 159,008.922)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 159,008.922)

  2. Angela Valamanesh : everybody's everything : insect/orchid : 20 August -1 October 2017 / presented by University Collections, the University of Adelaide
    Valamanesh, Angela, 1953-
    [ Book : 2017 ]
    At 2 libraries
    Angela Valamanesh : everybody's everything : insect/orchid : 20 August -1 October 2017 / presented by University Collections, the University of Adelaide
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 116,635.602)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 116,635.602)

  3. Rosa Fiveash's Australian orchids : a collection of paintings / with text by Noel Lothian
    Fiveash, Rosa, 1854-1938
    [ Book : 1974 ]
    Rosa Fiveash's Australian orchids : a collection of paintings / with text by Noel Lothian
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 110,459.625)

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  4. Australian orchids : a collection of paintings / by Rosa Fiveash ; with text by Noel Lothian
    Fiveash, Rosa, 1854-1938
    [ Book : 1974-1982 ]
    Languages: English;lis, [1 other]
    At 57 libraries
    Australian orchids : a collection of paintings / by Rosa Fiveash ; with text by Noel Lothian
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 108,061.898)

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  5. Rosa Fiveash's Australian orchids : a collection of paintings by Rosa Fiveash / with text by Noel Lothian
    Fiveash, Rosa, 1854-1938
    [ Book : 1974 ]
    At 2 libraries
    Rosa Fiveash's Australian orchids : a collection of paintings by Rosa Fiveash / with text by Noel Lothian
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 98,691.688)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 98,691.688)

  6. View of Darwin
    [ Art work : 1875 ]
    View online
    At State Library S Aust
    View of Darwin
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 76,419.703)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 76,419.703)

  7. Orchid paintings / by Miss R.C. Fiveash
    Fiveash, Rosa, 1854-1938
    [ Book : 1906 ]
    At Barr Smith Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 42,408.105)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 42,408.105)

Resources about Rosa Fiveash (6)

  1. Rosa Fiveash
    Fiveash, Rosa, 1854-1938
    [ Art work : 1937 ]
    Possibly online
    At State Library S Aust
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 159,120.75)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 159,120.75)

  2. [Biographical cuttings on Rosa Catherine Fiveash, artist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 144,214.781)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 144,214.781)

  3. Angela Valamanesh : everybody's everything : insect/orchid : 20 August -1 October 2017 / presented by University Collections, the University of Adelaide
    Valamanesh, Angela, 1953-
    [ Book : 2017 ]
    At 2 libraries
    Angela Valamanesh : everybody's everything : insect/orchid : 20 August -1 October 2017 / presented by University Collections, the University of Adelaide
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 117,433.055)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 117,433.055)

  4. Australian orchids : a collection of paintings / by Rosa Fiveash ; with text by Noel Lothian
    Fiveash, Rosa, 1854-1938
    [ Book : 1974-1982 ]
    Languages: English;lis, [1 other]
    At 57 libraries
    Australian orchids : a collection of paintings / by Rosa Fiveash ; with text by Noel Lothian
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 107,989.969)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 107,989.969)

  5. Rosa Catherine Fiveash [Deryck Skinner]
    Skinner, Deryck
    [ Book : 2001 ]
    At Barr Smith Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 71,797.703)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 71,797.703)

  6. Orchids : an exhibition of a selection of the books on orchids from the Library's collection, September 8th-December 8th, 1978
    Barr Smith Library
    [ Book : 1978 ]
    At Barr Smith Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 48,109.375)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 48,109.375)

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  1. Barrett, H.
    Lithographer; Botanical artist
    ... Rosa Fiveash (1854-1938) on John Ednie Brown's "The Forest Flora of South Australia" between 1882 and ...
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  2. Gill, Harry P., (Harry Pelling) (1855-1916)
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    ... Fiveash, Rosa ...
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  3. Good, Gladys (1899-1979)
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    ... Fiveash, Rosa ... and teacher, taught at the South Australian School of Arts and Crafts along with Rosa Fiveash , who ...
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  1. Miss Fiveash, Foremost Botanical Artist, Dies at 83
    News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954) Monday 14 February 1938 p 3 Article Illustrated
    ... Adelaide. yesterday, of Miss Rosa Catherine Fiveash, South Australia has lost one of its leading women ... Miss Fiveash, Foremost Botanical Artist, Dies at 83 BY the death at her home in Ward street, North ... 290 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3,451.879)

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  2. Let's Talk Of Interesting People
    The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) Saturday 6 July 1935 p 3 Article Illustrated
    ... reception to Lady Hore-Ruthven in Farmer's Blaxland Galleries, Sydney. BOTANICAL ARTIST. MISS ROSA FIVEASH ... the illustra-tion of scientific books. Miss Fiveash learnt her painting and drawing from Professor ... 350 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,070.275)

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  3. IN THE EASTERN ANNEXE.—Applied Art.
    The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929) Thursday 30 March 1905 p 6 Article
    ... J.V THE BASTERN ANNEXE. —Applied Art— Miss Rosa C. Fiveasli has an attractive exhibit of china ... Fiveash herself. The designs are appropriately in native flowers, and the tray is especially happy in its ... 957 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 564.209)

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  1. Australian Orchids
    Fiveash, Rosa
    [ Book : 1974 ]
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  2. The forest flora of South Australia / by J.E. Brown
    Brown, J. E. (John Ednie), 1848-1899
    [ Book, Government publication : 1882 ]
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    The forest flora of South Australia / by J.E. Brown
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  3. Australian studio pottery and china painting / Peter Timms
    Timms, Peter, 1948-
    [ Book : 1986 ]
    Languages: English;lis, [1 other]
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    Australian studio pottery and china painting / Peter Timms
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  4. Collecting ladies : Ferdinand von Mueller and women botanical artists / Penny Olsen
    Olsen, Penny, 1949-
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  1. IN the matter of the estates of the undermentioned deceased
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 25 January 1974 [Issue No.8] p 294

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... Public Trustee sole executor therein annexed, filed on 8th January, 1974. John Fiveash, late of Broken ... dated 20th August, 1968, granted on 11th January, 1974. Rosa Elizabeth Tyler, late of Broken Hill, N ... 358 words
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  2. LOCAL Government Act, 1919.—THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BROKEN HILL.—SALE OF LAND FOR OVERDUE
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 6 August 1954 [Issue No.120] p 2398

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... , Harris-street—£78 7s. lOd. j Rosa Trembatli, p3379, Slag-street—£27 15s. 7d. George Dawson, pp372, Gaffney-lane ... Fiveash, p2166, Cummins-street— £78 7s. 3d. Albert Ware, p2167, Cummins-street—£66 7s. 8d. Edith, Ford ... 534 words
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  3. SCHEDULE 'B' National Memorials Ordinance 1928-1972 STREET NOMENCLATURE LIST OF ADDITIONAL NAMES WITH REFERENCE TO ORIGIN
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Special (National : 1977 - 2012) Wednesday 8 February 1978 p 2

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    ... ) DYRING PLACE Moya Dynng (1908-1967) FIVEASH STREET Rosa Fiveash (d 1938) FLOCKTON PLACE Margaret Lillian ... CRESCENT John Andrew (1819-1902) BEAZLEY CRESCENT William David Beazley (1854-1912) BECKETT STREET Thomas ... 13842 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 15.818)

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  1. Fiveash, Rosa Catherine
    Jones, David; Aitken, Richard; Looker, Michael
    [ Article : 2002 ]
    At Deakin Uni Inst Rep
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  2. -Collection of five articles on botanical artists-
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    Australian Garden History
    [ Article : 1996 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 40.874)

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  3. Women's work: illustrating the natural wonders of the colonies
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    Jones, David Sydney; School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
    [ Article : 2002-2008 ]
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    At Adel Uni Inst Rep
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  2. Johann Gottlieb Otto Tepper
    Tepper, J. G. O. (J. G. Otto), 1841-1923
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