Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Perth, WA, 1857; died in 1933 in Toodyay in 1933.
The sixth daughter of settlers Lionel Lukin (c.1801-1863) and Jane Sarah née Cruikshank (c.1818-1872). The Lukins established the property 'Deepdale' near Toodyay. Laura was the Lukins' only unmarried daughter in 1874.
She collected MEL specimens (as 'Miss Lukin') at Fremantle, 1874.
In 1881, she married John Hugh Phillips (c.1860-1917), a pastoralist at Culham. They had three children.
Laura died in 1933 in Toodyay in her 76th year.
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]