Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in England, 1828, died in Wentworth in 1916.
The youngest of eight children, to Dr Charles Rowand (1788-1874), and Maria nee Griffin. In 1849, after her mother's death, the family migrated to Vic. and Charlotte's father practised as a surgeon in Geelong. In 1854, Charlotte married a settler, William James Campbell Holding (c.1823-1910), and they had thirteen children. The family lived at 'Mittai Endai', Wentworth, NSW. Charlotte's husband was a businessman, but also established an experimental garden of six acres.
Charlotte collected MEL specimens at the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers, 1880, 1887-1892; Lower Darling River 1884, 1887, 1889; Darling River, 1886-1887; Murray River 1887-1888; Upper Darling River 1887; and Wentworth 1887-1888, 1890.
She collected the type of Goodenia pusilliflora F.Muell. (1888).
Her daughter LUCY HOLDING also collected MEL specimens.
Charlotte died in Wentworth in 1916 aged 88.
Two letters from Charlotte to Mueller survive.
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]