Harris, Thistle Y. (Thistle Yolette) (1902-1990)

Also known as
Harris, T. Y. (Thistle Yolette) (1902-1990)
Harris, Thistle (1902-1990)
Harris, Thistle Yolette (1902-1990)
Stead, Thistle Harris (1902-1990)
Stead, Thistle Yolette (1902-1990)
Field of activity
Botanist; Author; Conservationist; Biologist; Teacher; Educator; Wildlife Preservationist
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35174041
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-481943

Biographies

Thistle Yolette Stead (1902-1990), biologist, educator and wildlife preservationist, was born on 29 July 1902 at Mosman, Sydney, second of three daughters of English-born Charles Thomas Harris,...

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Thistle Harris was a lecturer in biological science at the Sydney Teachers' College and was Honorary Secretary and President of the Wild Life Preservation Society of Australia. She published many books on Australian plants. In the early 1960s she established the Wirrimbirra Wildlife Sanctuary in Bargo, New South Wales, in honour of her late husband David George Stead. She left the sanctuary to the National Trust.

  • Education - BSc, Botany Major, University of Sydney
  • Education - Dip. Ed., Sydney Teachers College
  • Career position - Held a series of teaching positions in NSW secondary schools
  • Career position - Lecturer in Biological Science, Sydney Teachers College
  • Award - Awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science, University of Wollongong

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Harris, Thistle Yolette
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. 17 incredible Australian women in botany
    Heathcote, Angela
    [2019]
    Series: IspartOf Australian Geographic
  3. 17 incredible Australian women in botany
    Heathcote, Angela
    [2019]
    Series: IspartOf Australian Geographic
  4. Stead, Thistle Yolette (1902-1990)
    Webb, Joan
    Published: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography
  5. The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia
    Smart, Judith and Swain, Shurlee (eds.)
    [2014]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Harris, Thistle Yolette
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Irresistible Forces: Australian Women in Science
    Hooker, Claire
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2004
  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. Thistle Y. Harris
    Webb, Joan
    Published: Surrey Beatty & Sons, Sydney, 1998
  5. Latest two recipients of the Australian Natural History Medallion
    Willis, J. H.
    Published: 1964
    Series: Victorian Naturalist, 81, 6, 192-3
  6. Stead, Thistle Yolette (1902-1990), Biologist, Educator and Wildlife Preservationist pp. 455-6
    Webb, Joan
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2012
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 18, 455-6

Resources by Thistle Y. Harris (31)

  1. Callistemons and other bottle-brushes / edited and compiled by Thistle Y. Stead
    Harris, Thistle Y. (Thistle Yolette), 1902-1990
    [ Book : 1970 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 106,475.109)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 106,475.109)

  2. Alpine plants of Australia including subalpine and montane plants / Thistle Y. Harris ; line drawings by Linda Turner
    Harris, Thistle Y. (Thistle Yolette), 1902-1990
    [ Book : 1970 ]
    At 50 libraries
    Alpine plants of Australia including subalpine and montane plants / Thistle Y. Harris ; line drawings by Linda Turner
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 80,182.555)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 80,182.555)

  3. Australian plants for the garden : a handbook on the cultivation of Australian trees, shrubs, other flowering plants, and ferns / by Thistle Y. Harris
    Harris, Thistle Y. (Thistle Yolette), 1902-1990
    [ Book : 1953 ]
    At State Library of QLD
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 79,814.172)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 79,814.172)

  4. Eastern Australian wildflowers / Thistle Y. Harris
    Harris, Thistle Y. (Thistle Yolette), 1902-1990
    [ Book : 1962 ]
    At 4 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 79,195.445)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 79,195.445)

  5. Australian plant life / by Thistle Y. Harris
    Harris, Thistle Y. (Thistle Yolette), 1902-1990
    [ Book : 1966 ]
    At 5 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 78,266.523)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 78,266.523)

  6. Trees / Thistle Y. Harris ; line drawings by Susan Heins
    Harris, Thistle Y. (Thistle Yolette), 1902-1990
    [ Book : 1980 ]
    At 38 libraries
    Trees / Thistle Y. Harris ; line drawings by Susan Heins
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 77,427.086)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 77,427.086)

  7. Naturecraft in Australia : a guide for the nature-lover, the bushwalker, the student / and the teacher. Ed. and arranged by T.Y.Harris
    Harris, Thistle Y. (Thistle Yolette), 1902-1990
    [ Book : 1967 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 77,373.578)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 77,373.578)

  8. Handbook of nature study for teachers / by Thistle Y. Harris
    Harris, Thistle Y. (Thistle Yolette), 1902-1990
    [ Book, Government publication : 1945-1959 ]
    At 8 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 76,958.664)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 76,958.664)

  9. Nature problems : a book of nature study for young Australians / by Thistle Y. Harris ; Illus. by Jean Poole and A. Turnidge
    Harris, Thistle Y. (Thistle Yolette), 1902-1990
    [ Book : 1945-1955 ]
    At 6 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 71,270.242)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 71,270.242)

  10. Small plants & climbers / Thistle Y. Harris ; line drawings by Susan Heins
    Harris, Thistle Y. (Thistle Yolette), 1902-1990
    [ Book : 1979 ]
    At 36 libraries
    Small plants & climbers / Thistle Y. Harris ; line drawings by Susan Heins
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 70,814.906)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 70,814.906)

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Resources about Thistle Y. Harris (5)

  1. Volume 324: Angus & Robertson correspondence files Harris, Thistle Yolette, 1938-1971
    [ Unpublished ]
    View online
    At State Library of NSW
    Volume 324: Angus & Robertson correspondence files Harris, Thistle Yolette, 1938-1971
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 168,885)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 168,885)

  2. [Biographical cuttings on Thistle Yolette Harris, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 168,270.625)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 168,270.625)

  3. Thistle Y. Harris : (a biography of Thistle Yolette Stead) / by Joan Webb
    Webb, Joan B. (Joan Betty), 1929-2015
    [ Book : 1998 ]
    At 23 libraries
    Thistle Y. Harris : (a biography of Thistle Yolette Stead) / by Joan Webb
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 85,846.734)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 85,846.734)

  4. David G. Stead - Papers of David Stead and Thistle Harris, 1887-1989
    Stead, David G. (David George), 1877-1957
    [ Sound : 1887-1989 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60,036.195)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60,036.195)

  5. Cosmopolitan conservationists : greening modern Sydney / Peggy James
    James, Peggy
    [ Book : 2013 ]
    At 34 libraries
    Cosmopolitan conservationists : greening modern Sydney / Peggy James
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 32,101.281)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 32,101.281)

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  1. CERTIFICATE OF AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP
    Australian Government Gazette. Periodic (National : 1974 - 1977) Friday 7 February 1975 p 133

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... , Geraldine H. Y. 74 Franklin Street, Forrest 2603, 10.8.73. Yuen, Po Wai, 8 Scrivener Street, O'Connor 2601 ... .73; Nicolaou, Harris '(formerly known as Nicola Chambis), 38 Arinya Street. Kingsgrove 2208, 8 6.73; Nico ... 42689 words
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  1. Australian plants for the garden : a handbook on the cultivation of Australian trees, shrubs, other flowering plants and ferns / by Thistle Y. Harris
    Harris, Thistle Y. (Thistle Yolette), 1902-
    [ Book : 1953 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 994.575)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 994.575)

  2. The aesthetic and practical value of biological training in primary and secondary schools / Thistle Y. Harris
    Harris, Thistle Y. (Thistle Yolette), 1902-
    [ Thesis : 1940 ]
    At Uni of Melb Library
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  3. Naturecraft in Australia : an introductory handbook to the fauna and flora and to the Australian environment for the use of the bushwalker, student, teacher Field naturalist, and conservationist / d by Thistle Y.Harris
    Harris, Thistle Yolette
    [ Book : 1956 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 681.223)

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  4. Alpine plants of Australia : including subalpine and montane plants / line drawings by Linda Turner
    Harris, Thistle Y. (Thistle Yolette), 1902-
    [ Book : 1986 ]
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  1. Gardening with Australian plants / Thistle Y. Harris
    Harris, Thistle Y. (Thistle Yolette), 1902-
    [ Periodical : 1977-1980 ]
    At Macquarie University
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  2. In the library New resources (21 September 2009)
    N.S.W. Teachers' Federation;
    Education : journal of the N.S.W. Public School Teachers Federation.
    [ Article : 2009 ]
    View online
    At Trove DigitalLibrary
    In the library New resources (21 September 2009)
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.045)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.045)

  1. Lionel A. (Lionel Arthur) Gilbert - papers concerning Thistle Y. (Thistle Yolette) Harris, 1967, 1987, 1999
    Gilbert, Lionel A. (Lionel Arthur), 1924-
    [ Unpublished : 1999 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,053.899)

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  2. Letters to Thistle Harris
    Stead, Christina, 1902-1983
    [ Unpublished : 1939-1942 ]
    At National Library
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  3. Beatrice Davis papers, 1952-1989
    [ Unpublished : 1952-1989 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. THISTLE YOLETTE HARRIS, B.Sc., Dip. Ed., M.Ed. Quiet Expert On Wild Life
    Smith's Weekly (Sydney, NSW : 1919 - 1950) Saturday 25 March 1950 p 15 Article Illustrated
    ... flowers. Miss Harris was born in Sydney atmnQf on Wnftlft Day of 1902, her birthday being July 29. Her ... THISTLE YOLETTE HARRIS, B.Sc., Dip.Ed., M.Ed. Quiet Expert On Wild Life Every lover of Australian ... 886 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6,234.612)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6,234.612)

  2. TEACHERS' TRAINING COLLEGE. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 1921.
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Friday 4 March 1921 p 6 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
    ... Maitland; Thistle .Yolette Harris, Red I lauds 5label Irene Pritchard, North Sydney Girls' Mkh; I Eileen ... requirements as to health, etc. : — GKADUATKS AND UNDERGRADUATES. Keith "Barnard, Emily P. Bril-y, Edith Burton ... 1836 words
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  3. The Queen's Birthday Honours list for 1980 41 Canberrans honoured
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Saturday 14 June 1980 p 11 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
    ... , |OBE, of Strathalbyn, SA, for public service in the field of railway tra nsport. Mrs Thistle Yolette ... Birthday Honours list. Mr Ralph Harry, CBE, of Forrest, and Major General Sir William Refshauge, CBE, of ... 10482 words
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