Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Popplewick, Nottinghamshire, England, c.1809; died at her home in Castlemaine, Vic, 17 September 1866.
(Probably 'Mrs H. Paulson' collecting around 1863 is this person.)
Born in England, to John Dawn, an accountant, and his wife Elizabeth. In 1831, Anne married John Paulson (d.1853), in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England. They had one son, George William Paulson (b.c.1832). Anne and her son migrated to Victoria c.1858. They lived in Castlemaine where George William Paulson established a gingerbeer factory, although the business was declared insolvent in 1865.
Anne collected MEL specimens (as 'Mrs H. Paulson'), Castlemaine, 1863.
She also exhibited at the Victorian art exhibition, Melbourne, 1864, 'fruit and flowers, and a figure subject - aborigines preparing for a feast'.
Anne died at her home in Castlemaine in 1866 aged 57.
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]