Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in WA, 1863; died at Bunbury, WA, in November 1956.
The only daughter of a horse breeder, Robert Ferdinand Pries (1821-1905), and MATILDA NEE PEEK/PECK (1825-1911). Amelia grew up at 'Prospect Villa', Vasse.
She collected MEL specimens at Geographe Bay, 1896.
Her mother, Matilda Pries, father, Robert Ferdinand Pries, and brothers Arthur Robert Pries (1850-1908) and Edward Adolphus Pries (1852-1916) also collected MEL specimens.
In 1897, Amelia married a settler Mervyn Corry Richardson Bunbury (1858-1910). They did not have any children. An aunt of Amelia's husband, DIANA RICHARDSON BUNBURY, also collected MEL specimens. After her husband's death, Amelia bred race horses and won the Perth Derby in 1930.
She died at Bunbury in 1956 aged 93.
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]
Portrait Photo: as Mrs Bunbury, from Apendix 1 of above reference, from State Library of WA.