Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born Sydney on 13 February 1921. Died Canberra 22 August 2011.
Botanist George Chippendale married Thelma Gore in 1963 after the death of his first wife in a car accident in 1961. They celebrated the birth of Georges fifth child in Alice Springs prior to moving to Canberra in 1966 where he took up the position of senior botanist in the then Forestry Research Institute, which became the Division of Forestry Research, CSIRO.
She authored the Jacaranda wildflower guides: Wildflowers of Central Australia in 1986 and jointly with George, Wildflowers of the Australian Capital Territory in 1972.
Extracted from a range of sources including George Chippendale's Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Chippendale (2013)
Photo: Thelma and George Chippendale, ex ASBS Newsletter, December 2004, No. 121