Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Beverley, WA, 1852, died 20 August 1897 in London, England
Born in Beverley, WA, one of two children, to settlers Edmund Thomas Henry Barrett- Lennard (1823-1895) and Elizabeth Ann née Smith. Amy was educated in England. She collected MEL specimens at Beverley, 1878. The specimens were sent to Mueller via Amy's future sister-in-law, MARGARET FORREST (who also collected MEL specimens).
In 1880, Amy married the explorer and politician Alexander Forrest (1849-1901), and they had five children. Alexander Forrest also collected MEL specimens.
Amy died in London in 1897, aged 45, after going there to seek medical advice.
Source: Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison (2014) 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant
collectors: a biographical register', Muelleria Vol.32 [consult for source references]
Portrait Photo; from above, when she was Mrs Forrest, from State Library of WA.