Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Kingston, Yorkshire, England, 29 March 1848, died in Randwick, Sydney, NSW, 19 September 1929.
Born in Kingston, Yorkshire, to Richard Bulmer (1825-1857) and Ellizabeth nee Sharp (1819-1869). The family migrated to Victoria in the early 1850s. In 1868, Mary married a missionary, Benjamin John Brown Gribble (1847-1893), and they had thirteen children.
Mary and her husband established the Warangesdah Aboriginal Mission at Darlington Point, NSW, in 1880. They opened a mission on the Gascoyne River, WA, in 1885, a mission on the Darling River, NSW, in 1887, and Yarrabah mission near Cairns, Qld, in 1892.
Mary collected MEL specimens (including fungi) in WA at the Gascoyne, 1886, 1889; and Swan River, 1887; and in Qld at Bellenden Ker, 1893-1895; Cairns, 1894; and Behang [?Behana] Creek and Walshs Pyramid, 1896.
She collected the type of Tulostoma maxima Cooke & Mass. (1887).
Mordecai Cooke and George Massee identified Mary's fungal specimens for Mueller.
Mary died in Randwick, Sydney in 1929 aged 80.
Mary's son, the Rev. Ernest Richard Bulmer Gribble (1868-1957), also collected MEL specimens.
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]