Curtis, Winifred M. (Winifred Mary) (1905-)

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Curtis, Winifred (1905-2005)
Curtis, Winifred M. (1905-)
Curtis, Winifred M. (Winifred Mary)
Curtis, Winifred Mary
Curtis, Winifred Mary (1905-)
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Botanist; Academic; Author; Plant taxonomist; Educator
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Winifred Curtis was an influential botanist, educator and author. She took up a position at the University of Tasmania in 1940 and subsequently was involved in establishing the Department of Botany there (1945). She lectured in Botany there until her retirement in 1966. Her frustration with the directive to instruct Australian students using British educational texts led her to write, in collaboration with botanist Dennis Ivor Morris, (1943). She is known, too, for authoring with illustrator Margaret Stones between 1967 and 1978. Curtis also conducted influential research in plant embryology and cytology.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at University College in London
  • Career position - Biology Teacher at Levenshulme High School in Manchester
  • Career position - Biology Teacher at South Hampstead High School
  • Life event - Settled in Australia
  • Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at University College, London
  • Career position - Assistant Lecturer in Botany at the University of Tasmania
  • Career position - Lecturer in Botany at the University of Tasmania
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at University College, London
  • Career position - Senior Lecturer in Botany at the University of Tasmania
  • Career position - Reader in Botany at the University of Tasmania
  • Career position - Retired
  • Education - Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) received from University College, London
  • Award - Recipient of the Australian Natural History Medallion
  • Award - Awarded Membership of the Order of Australia
  • Award - Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Tasmania
  • Award - Recipient of the Australian Plants Award
  • Award - Recipient of the ANZAAS (Australian & New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science) Meuller Medal
  • Award - Named Hobart Citizen of the Year

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Curtis, Winifred
    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. Winifred Curtis AM Dsc: a women of our time
    Rossister, Heather
    Published: 1996
    Series: WISENET Journal, 42, November
  5. Hooker, Sir Joseph Dalton (1817-1911), botanist and explorer
    Curtis, Winifred M.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1972
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 4, 416-417

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  1. The student's flora of Tasmania / by Winifred M. Curtis
    Curtis, Winifred M. (Winifred Mary)
    [ Book, Government publication : 1900-1999 ]
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    The student's flora of Tasmania / by Winifred M. Curtis
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  1. Aspects of Tasmanian botany : a tribute to Winifred Curtis / edited by M.R. Banks ... [et al.]
    Banks, M. R. (Maxwell R.)
    [ Book : 1991 ]
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