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Australian Plant Collectors and Illustrators (W)

 1780s-1980s

Based on the list published by J.H. Willis, D. Pearson, M.T. Davis, and J.W. Green, Western Australian Herbarium Research Notes Number 12, August 1986.

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Surnames (Family names) starting with:
A . B . C . D . E . F . G . H . I . J . K . L . M . N . O . P-Q . R . S . T . U-V . W . X-Y-Z

 

 

WACE, Nigel Morritt

1929-2005

Geographer, weed/island ecologist, SA, ACT

notes

 

WADDELL, Winifred, Miss

1884-1972

Teacher, writer, conservationist

 

 

WADDY, Julie Anne*

1944-

Soils chemist, ethnobiologist

 

 

WADHAM, Samuel M., Prof.

 

Agriculturalist, lecturer

 

 

WAGSTAFF, Barbara E.

1950-

Palynologist

 

 

WAITE, Edgar Ravenswood

1866-1928

Zoologist, biologist, scientist

 

 

WAKEFIELD, Norman Arthur

1918-1972

Teacher, naturalist, biologist, Vic

notes

 

WAKLEY, E. Mrs

fl.1889

Collected for Mueller in New England, NSW

 

 

WALCOTT, Pemberton

?1835-1883

Fisheries Inspector, explorer

 

 

WALKER, Alexander

fl. 1860

 

 

 

WALKER, Anna (Annie) Frances, Miss

1830-1913

Wildflower painter, author, collector, Tas. and NSW.

notes

portrait

WALKER, D.

 

 

 

 

WALKER, H. Mrs

fl.1890

Collected for Mueller inland Qld.

 

 

WALKER, James, Rev.

1794-1854

Headmaster, Reverend, UK, NSW

notes

portrait

WALKER, L.C. Mrs

fl.1893

Collected for Mueller at Barcoo, Qld.

 

 

WALKER, M.L. Mrs

fl.1894

Collected for Mueller at Dunrobin, Qld.

 

 

WALKER, Mary, Miss

fl.1890

Collected for Mueller at Barcoo, Jericho, Qld

 

 

WALKER, Mary Elizabeth   (as Mrs Mary WALKER)

1848-1920

Collected for Mueller in Qld

notes

 

WALKINGTON, W.B.

fl. 1895

 

 

 

WALKOM, Arthur Bache, Dr

fl. 1915-25

Geologist, palaeobotanist

 

 

WALL, Clifford

fl. 1934-39

SA government artist lithographer, weed illustrator, SA

notes

 

WALLACE, Alfred Russell

1823-1913

Naturalist, explorer

 

 

WALLACE, Benjamin (Ben) John*

1947-

Botanist, horticulturalist, gardens curator

 

portrait

WALLACE, Ian

fl. 2000s

Orchardist, botanical artist, specialising in Banksia

 

 

WALLACE, M., Miss

 

 

 

 

WALLACE, Stephen Hubert Christian

1888-1918

Teacher, serviceman, Vic, WA

notes

 

WALLACE, S. P.

1955-

Curator Coffs Harbour Forestry Herbarium ~1990

 

 

WALSH, F.

 

 

 

 

WALSH, Gwen

fl. 1940s

Botanical artist, illustrator, SA

notes

 

WALSH, H.

 

 

 

 

WALSH, Neville

1956-

Herbarium botanist, mainly Victorian

 

portrait

WALTER, Carl

1831-1907

Photographer, amateur botanist, museum classifier, Vic, NSW

notes

 

WALTER, Erna, Mrs, nee SCHENCK

1893-

Lichenologist

 

 

WALTER, Mary, Mrs, nee CRONIN

 

 

 

 

WALTERS, Neville E.M.

 

Mycologist

 

 

WALTON, John, Prof.

1895-1971

Palaeobotanist

 

 

WANNAN, Bruce S.

1959-

Botanist, collector, environmental scientist, NSW

notes

 

WAPSTRA, Annie

1942-

Tasmanian orchid collector

notes

portrait

WAPSTRA, Hans

1943-

Tasmanian orchid collector

notes

portrait

WARBOYS, Warren

fl. 1970s-80s

Nursery supervisor

 

 

WARBURTON, Mary Egerton   (later Mrs ROGERS)

fl. 1870

Collected for Mueller in WA

notes

 

WARBURTON, Peter Egerton, Major

1813-1889

Soldier, explorer

notes

portrait

WARBURTON, Richard Egerton

1840-1917

Collected for Mueller in WA

 

 

WARBURTON, Winifred Egerton   (later Mrs HASSELL)

1880-1973

Collected for Mueller in WA

notes

 

WARBY, Queenie, Miss   (familial name for one of 3 sisters)

fl.1894-95

Collected for Mueller in NSW

notes

 

WARCUP, J.H.

1921-

Mycologist

 

 

WARD, Edward Naunton

1871-1934

Gardens Superintendent, Vic, NSW

notes

 

WARD, G.

fl. 1960s

 

 

 

WARDMAN, Ronald James

1955-

Forestry researcher, ACT, Tas

notes

 

WARDROP, Catherine

1971-

Botanical illustrator

notes

portrait

WARE, C.K.

 

 

 

 

WARHAM, A.J., Mrs

fl. 1957

 

 

 

WARK, Margaret

fl. 1980s

Research scientist

 

 

WARREN,

fl. 1800

Botanical engraver

notes

 

WARREN, William Henry

1852-1926

Civil Engineer

notes

portrait

WASSELL, Joseph Leathom Hole

1908-1966

Biological collector, esp. orchids, north Qld

notes

 

WATERHOUSE, Frederick George

1815-1898

Naturalist, museum curator

 

 

WATERHOUSE, J.L.

 

 

 

 

WATERHOUSE, John Teast

1924-1983

Botanist, university lecturer

notes
obit

 

WATERMAN, William

fl. 1846-50s

Gardens overseer

 

 

WATKINS, Dorothy M., Miss

fl. 1913

Botanical artist

notes

 

WATKINS, George

1848-1916

Pharmacist, naturalist, Qld

notes

 

WATLING, Roy, Dr*

1938-

mycologist

 

 

WATLING, Thomas

1762-c.1814

Natural history artist, forger

notes

 

WATSON, C., Miss

 

 

 

 

WATSON, Colin

fl. 1980s

Artist

 

 

WATSON, Eric Mervyn, Dr

1903-1971

Phytochemist

notes

 

WATSON, Ina M.

fl 1960s

Radiographer, photographer, ornithologist

 

 

WATSON, J.

 

 

 

 

WATSON, L.

 

 

 

 

WATSON, Robert

fl. 1889

 

 

 

WATTS, Henry

1828-1889

Microscopist, phycologist

notes

 

WATTS, Gregory J.

1955-

Director Coffs Harbour Forestry Herbarium ~1990

 

 

WATTS, J.

fl. 1820s

Botanical etcher and engraver, England

notes

 

WATTS, S.

1820-1845

Botanical engraver

notes

 

WATTS, William Walter, Rev.

1856-1920

Botanist (ferns & mosses), phytochemist

notes

 

WAWRA von FERNSEE, Heinrich Ritter

1831-1887

Surgeon, botanist, lichenologist

 

 

WEBB, Jim

1926-2012

ANU Botany Dept

 

portrait

WEBB, John Allan, Dr

 

Geologist, palaeobotanist

 

 

WEBB, Lucy   nee MEW/S

1855-1938

Collected for Mueller in WA

notes

 

WEBB, L.T.

fl. 1848

Author, botanist

 

 

WEBB, Leonard James, Dr

1920-2008

Botanist, ecologist

notes

portrait

WEBB, Miss

fl.1889

Collected for Mueller in St Vincent Gulf, SA

 

 

WEBB, W.H.

fl. 1901-10

 

 

 

WEBB, William

?1834-1897

Dealer in natural history specimens

 

 

WEBER

fl. 1880

 

 

 

WEBER, Joseph Zvonko (Joe)*

1930-1996

Herbarium botanist, SA

notes

portrait

WEBER, William Alfred

1918-

Lichenologist, bryologist, Professor, USA

notes

portrait

WEBSTER, Grady L., Prof.

1927-2005

Botanist, Systematics Programme Director, USA

notes

portrait

WEBSTER, Leonard Clarke

1870-1942

Medical practitioner, WA, Tas

notes

 

WEBSTER, W., Rev.

fl. 1881

 

 

 

WEDDELL,

fl. 1820s

Botanical engraver (did not visit Aust.)

notes

 

WEEKS, R. C.

fl. 1960s

Lichen collector

 

 

WEHL, Arthur   (son of Dr. J.D.E. WEHL)

 

Collected for Mueller in ?SA

 

 

WEHL, Clara Christine Marie, Mrs 

c.1833-1901

 

 

 

WEHL, Johann Dietrich Eduard (Edward) (also as Dr. P.D. WEHL)

1823-1876

Goldminer, physician, surgeon, mostly SA

notes

portrait

WEHL, H. J. Mary, Miss see WEHL, E. P. D

fl. 1890s

 

 

 

WEHL, J. D. E.,

 

 

 

 

WEHL, Louise Therese,   (later Mrs MATTHIESSEN)

1860-1952

Collected for Mueller in SA

notes

 

WEHL, Marie Magdalene

1862-1960

Collected for Mueller in SA, Qld

notes

portrait

WEHL, Meta Agnes

1875-1974

Collected for Mueller in SA

notes

portrait

WEIDENBACH, Max

fl. 1858

 

 

 

WEINDORFER, Gustav

1873-1932

Diplomat, naturalist, chalet manager, Vic, Tas

notes

portrait

WEINDORFER, Kate J., nee COWLE

-1916

Naturalist, wife of Gustav Weindorfer

notes

 

WEIR, John

 

 

 

 

WEIR, Thomas

fl. 1887-90

 

 

 

WEITZ, Carl

fl. 1833-1857

Botanical artist (did not visit Aust.)

notes

 

WELCH, Marcus Baldwin

1895-1942

Economic botanist, chemist, NSW

notes

 

WELLS, Julia Susanna   (later Mrs HARRIS)

1842-1911

Collected for Mueller in WA

notes

 

WELLSTEAD, J.

fl. 1909

 

 

 

WENDEL, Abraham Jacobus

1826-1915

Botanical artist (did not visit Aust.)

notes

 

WENDLAND, Johann Christoph

1775-1828

European horticulturist, artist (did not visit Aust.)

notes

 

WENHOLZ, H.

fl. 1912-13

 

 

 

WENTWORTH, William Charles

1885-1939

Forester

notes

 

WERNER, Colleen

fl. 2000s

Botanical illustrator

notes

 

WEST, Judith Gay Dr*

1949–

Botanist, herbarium director, parks science manager, ACT

notes

portrait

WESTALL, William

1781-1850

Artist on the Investigator

notes

portrait

WESTE, Gretna Margaret, Dr*

1917-2006

Botanist, mycologist wood pathologist, Vic

notes

portrait

WESTERMAN, John

fl. 1970s

Botanical photographer

 

 

WESTMACOTT, Marion

fl. 1990s

Botanical illustrator

notes

portrait

WESTON, Arthur Stewart, Dr

1932-

Botanist, ecologist

 

 

WESTON, Peter Henry, Dr*

1956-

Botanist

 

 

WESTON, Thomas Charles George

1886-1935

Gardener, parks administrator, NSW, ACT

notes

portrait

WETMORE, Clifford

 

Lichenologist

 

 

WETTENHALL, Henry Norman Burgess, Dr

1915-

senior physician, endocrinologist, natrualist

 

 

WEYMOUTH, William Anderson

1842-1928

Bryologist

 

portrait

WHAITE, J.

 

Amateur botanist

 

 

WHAITE, T.

fl. 1940s-60s

 

 

 

WHALEN, Anthony

fl. 1990s

Botanist

 

portrait

WHAN, William Taylor, Rev.

1829-1901

Presbyterian minister, botanical collector, phycologist, Vic

notes

 

WHEELER, Christopher John

1953-

Wildlife Resources officer

 

 

WHEELER, D. J. B.

fl. 1970s-80s

Botanist

 

 

WHEELER, Judith Roderick*

1944-

Herbarium botanist, WA

 

 

WHEELER, W. F., Dr

fl. 1861-62

Surgeon

 

 

WHETTON

 

 

 

 

WHIBLEY, David John Edward*

1936-

Botanist, author

 

 

WHIFFIN, Trevor Paul, Dr

1947-

Botanist

 

 

WHINRAY, John Stuart*

1940-

Naturalist, botanist

 

 

WHITBREAD, Greg

fl. 1980-2010s

Herbarium technician, digital data manager

 

portrait

WHITE, C. A.

 

 

 

 

WHITE, Charles

1773-1794

An engraver for the copperplates for Banks' Florilegium

 

 

WHITE, Cyril Tenison

1890-1950

Government Botanist, author, illustrator, Qld

notes

portrait

WHITE, Douglas Elwood

1910-1965

Plant chemist

 

 

WHITE, Gordon J.

fl.1990

Curator, Armidale Uni Herbarium, NSW

 

 

WHITE, Henry Luke

1860-1927

Grazier, philatelist, ornithologist

 

 

WHITE, John

c.1756-1832

Surgeon-General, naturalist

notes

 

WHITE, L. H.

1906-07

Lichen collector

 

 

WHITE, Mary Dunbar, Miss

1910-

School teacher, artist

 

 

WHITE, Mary Elizabeth, Mrs

1920-

Palaeobotanist

 

 

WHITE, Samuel Albert

1870-1954

Ornithologist, plant collector, explorer, SA

notes

portrait

WHITE, Tyrone

 

 

 

 

WHITE-HANEY, Jean [Janet] Rose, Dr

?1892-1953

Botanist

 

 

WHITEHEAD, Brian

fl. 1960s-70s

 

 

 

WHITEHILL, Tony

fl. 1970s

 

 

 

WHITEHOUSE, Frederick William

1900-1973

Geologist, bryologist, naturalist, Qld.

notes

portrait

WHITELEGGE, Thomas

1850-1927

Museum assistant, bryologist

 

 

WHITFIELD, G

 

 

 

 

WHITTAKER, Joseph

1815-1894

Teacher, gardener, UK, SA

notes

 

WHITTERON, Frederick

fl. 1890-1901

Bryologist

 

 

WIAKABU, Joseph (Joe)

?-2007

Field collector in Papua New Guinea

notes

portrait

WIBURD, James Carvosso

c.1867-1942

Superintendent of Jenolan Caves, NSW

notes

portrait

WICKHAM, John Clements, Capt.

1798-1864

Naval Officer, explorer

 

portrait

WIFFIN, Trevor Paul

1947-

Rainforest botanist, UK, USA, Vic

notes

portrait

WIGHTMAN, Glen Mitchell*

1961-

Herbarium botanist, NT

notes

 

WILCOX, James Fowler

1823-1881

Naturalist, dealer, collected for Mueller

notes

 

WILCOX, Mary Anne   nee WEST

1831-1892

Collected for Mueller in NSW

notes

 

WILD, Charles James

fl. 1870s-1901

Moss collector

 

 

WILES, James

1768-1851

Gardener/collector on Bligh's expedition

notes

 

WILES, James

fl. 1890s-1906

Botanist

 

 

WILHELMI, Johanna Friedrich Carl

1829-1884

Gardens administrator, botanist, anthropologist, SA, Vic, NSW

notes

portrait

WILKIE, John Henry

1902-1997

Gold prospector, orchid collector, north Qld

notes

portrait

WILKINS, Annie Mary, (nee ADAMS)

1874-1931

Domestic worker, wildflower exhibitor, WA

notes

 

WILKINS, George Herbert

1888-1958

 

 

 

WILKINSON, Charles Smith

1843-1891

Surveyor, geologist, explorer, Vic

notes

portrait

WILKINSON, Frederic Thomas (Tom)

1921-2010

Farmer, rural salesman, naturalist,

 

portrait

WILLIAM, M. [or Mr]

 

 

 

 

WILLIAMS, Ann

 

 

 

 

WILLIAMS, John Beaumont*

1932-2005

Botanist, ecologist, NSW

notes

 

WILLIAMS, Keith Albert Walter

1916-2003

Psychiatric nurse, photographer, naturalist, author, Qld

notes

 

WILLIAMS, Lindley D.

 

Farmer, botanist

 

 

WILLIAMS, Reginald George*

1935-

Bushwalker

 

 

WILLIAMS, W. Lloyd

-1968

Teacher, naturalist, author, editor

 

 

VILLIAMS, William Thomas, Dr

1913-

Numerical taxonomist

 

 

WILLIAMSON, Herbert Bennett

1860-1931

Teacher, botanist, naturalist, Vic

notes

portrait

WILLIAMSON, Kathleen Mary

1939-

Tasmanian orchid collector

notes

portrait

WILLIAMSON, Ronald Herbert

1931-

Tasmanian orchid collector

notes

portrait

WILLING, Tim*

1950-

Botanist, nurseryman

 

 

WILLIS, H.

fl. 1892

 

 

 

WILLIS, James Hamlyn, Dr*

1910-1995

Botanist, author, photographer, Vic

notes

portrait

WILLS, F. C.

fl. c.1900

Illustrator, ?Qld

notes

 

WILSON, A. B.

fl. 1980S

Biologist

 

 

WILSON, Barbara

fl. 1980S

Biologist

 

 

WILSON, Francis Robert Muter, Rev.

1832-1903

Presbyterian minister, amateur botanist, Vic

notes

 

WILSON, Herbert Ward, Major

1877-1955

Educationalist, naturalist, illustrator, Vic

notes

portrait

WILSON, Hugh D.*

1945-

Botanist

 

 

WILSON, James, Rev.

1855-1937

Congregational minister. fungi collector

 

 

WILSON, John Bracebridge

1828-1895

Headmaster, phycologist, naturalist, Vic

notes

portrait

WILSON, Karen Louise, Mrs, nee SOLLING

1950-

Botanist

 

portrait

WILSON, L. L.

fl. 1930s-80s

 

 

 

WILSON, Margaret [nee MENADUE]

1942-

Botanical artist

 

 

WILSON, Matilda, Mrs, nee KING

1837-1909

Flower painter

 

 

WILSON, Paul Graham*

1928-

Herbarium botanist, writer, SA, WA

 

portrait

WILSON, Peter Gordon, Dr*

1950-

Botanist

 

 

WILSON, R. M., Rev.

fl. 1896

Lichen collector

 

 

WILSON, Samuel, Sir

1832-1895

Pastoralist, politician

 

 

WILSON, Thomas Braidwood

1792-1843

Surgeon, explorer, pastoralist

 

portrait

WILSON, Trevor

fl. 2008

Botanist, pollination biologist

 

portrait

WIMBUSH, Dane John

1934-

Ecologist

 

portrait

WINDHORK,*

1939-

Taxono(nist

 

 

WINKWORTH, Robert E.

fl. 1950s

Botanist

 

 

WINNECKE, Charles George Alexander

1856-1902

Geologist, explorer

 

portrait

WINTER,

fl. 1925-32

 

 

 

WINTER, R. J.

 

?Geologist

 

 

WINTLE, S. H.

fl. 1880s

Naturalist

 

 

WISE, Lilian (Lillie) Millicent   (later Mrs CATER)

1882-1965

Collected for Mueller in Vic.

notes

 

WISE, Mary Isabel, Miss

1882-1955

Botany teacher, law clerk

 

 

WISKICH, Joseph T., Dr

 

Botantist

 

 

WISSMANN, Hans Joachim*

1929-

Botanical Technical officer

 

 

WITHERS, Augusta Innes (Baker)

?1793-1864

Botanical artist, (did not visit Aust.)

notes

 

WITHERS, G. A.

fl. 1951

 

 

 

WITTWER, Ernst*

1919-

Superintendent Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth

 

 

WITTWER, Magda

fl. 1960s

Plant conservation mapper in WA

notes

portrait

WOELKERLING, William J., Dr

1941-

Botanist, phycologist

 

portrait

WOLLASTON, Elise Margaretta, Dr*

1922-2012

Botanist, phycologist

 

portrait

WOLLASTON, K. H.

fl. 1915

Photographer

 

 

WOLLASTON, Tullie Cornthwatte

1863-1931

Author

 

 

WOMERSLEY, Hugh Bryan Spencer, Prof.*

1922-2011

Botanist, phycologist

 

 

WOMERSLEY, John Spencer

1920-1985

Forest botanist, gardens director, PNG

notes

portrait

WOOD, A. E.

fl. 1950s-80s

mycologist

 

 

WOOD, Charles Bedingfield, Dr

fl. 1860s

 

 

 

WOOD, Daisy Frances, Mrs* (nee Bail)

1894-

Flower painter, Vic

notes

portrait

WOOD, Joseph Garnett, Prof.

1900-1959

Ecologist, botanist

 

 

WOOD, Richard D., Prof.

 

Phycologist

 

 

WOOD-JONES, Frederic, Prof.

1879-?

Anatomist, anthropologist

 

 

WOODLAND, Poh Siang, Mrs*

1938-

Botanist

 

 

WOODS, J. E. Tenison, see TENISON-WOODS

 

 

 

 

WOODS, T. N.

 

 

 

 

WOODWARD, H.

fl. 1885

Geologist

 

 

WOOLCOCK, Collin E.

1914-1990

Orchidologist, painter, plant Illustrator

notes

portrait

WOOLLS, William, Rev. Dr

1814-1893

Anglican Dean, author, schoolmaster, botanist

notes

portrait

WOLLSTENCROFT, John Young

1871-1957

Botanist

 

 

WOOSTER, W. H.

fl. 1881-89

Entomologist

 

 

WORTH, F. H.

 

 

 

 

WRIGHT

fl. 1926

 

 

 

WRIGHT, H. S.

 

 

 

 

WRIGHT, William

fl. 1860s

Pastoralist

 

 

WRIGHT, W. B., see CALDER

 

 

 

 

WRIGLEY, John Walter

1934-2014

Gardens Director, author, botanist, horticulturalist, ACT, NSW

notes

portrait

WUERFEL, Adolph

 

 

 

 

WUNDER, Helmut

1940-

Lichenologist

 

 

WUTH, E., Dr

fl. 1874-76

 

 

 

WUTH, Eliza   nee WATSON

1841-1925

Collected for Mueller in Qld.

notes

 

WYATT, Robert A.

fl. 1960s-80s

Bryologist

 

 

WYCLIFFE, G.

 

 

 

 

WYNDHAM, Arthur Wakefield

c.1872-1936

Apiarist, NSW

notes

 

WYNNE, Michael James, Prof*

1940-

Phycologist

 

 

 

Surnames (Family names) starting with:
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^^ = Source: George, A.S. (2009) Australian Botanist's Companion, Four Gables Press, WA. [consult for source references]

* = information contributed by the collector/illustrator themselves (to Willis et al) pre 1986

 

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