Born in Ireland 22 February 1822, died in Melbourne on 20 January 1908.
In 1845, Martha married a physician, Dr George Clendinning (d. 1876), and they had a daughter in Ireland. The Clendinnings migrated to Vic. in 1853. Martha (and her daughter) followed her husband to the Ballarat diggings and she established a general store at Brown Hill, Golden Point and then Pleasant Creek while her husband practised medicine. The family finally settled in Ballarat where Martha's husband was a physician and coroner.
Martha collected MEL specimens at Maldon, 1869, and Ballarat, n.d.
After her husband's death, Martha was involved in the establishment of the first female refuge in Ballarat.
She died in Melbourne in 1908 aged 86, but was buried in Ballarat.
Source: extracted from: Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison (2014) 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant
collectors: a biographical register', Muelleria Vol.32 [consult for source references]