Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born at Wangaratta, Vic.,1884; died in 1963.
The eldest daughter of a teacher, Thomas Alfred Robinson (1852-1943), and Clara Eliza Alberta nee Paten. In c.1890, the family moved to Dutson about 20 km east of Sale where Adelaide's father established a house and experimental garden, and commercial lime pit at 'Armidale' while he taught at the Stradbroke and then Dutson schools.
Adelaide probably collected MEL specimens (as 'Miss Robinson') at Sale, and near Sale, 1894-1899. Her father also collected MEL specimens.
In 1915, the family's lime business was declared insolvent due to the war, drought and pressure of creditors.
Adelaide did not marry and died in 1963 aged 69.
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]