Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
(later Mrs Roberts)
Born in Mackay, Qld, c. 1871, died in Wagga Wagga NSW 14 October 1940
Born in Mackay, Qld, to an accountant, John Allen, and Jemima née Cook. Grace sent Mueller a specimen of a garden plant from Cairns in 1894. Her friend, ELLIE BAUER, also collected MEL specimens. In 1908, Grace married Harold Griffyard Roberts (d.1929) of 'Shirley Station', and they had two children. In 1940, Grace died aged 69 in Wagga Wagga, NSW, while on a visit to her daughter's family. One letter from Grace to Mueller survives.
Source: Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison (2014) 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant
collectors: a biographical register', Muelleria Vol.32 [consult for source references]