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Georgiana Molloy: The Mind That Shines

Georgiana Molloy: The Mind That Shines (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Barry, Bernice

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In 1829, estranged from her family and living in an isolated Scottish village, Georgiana Kennedy makes a sudden decision to marry Captain John Molloy of the Rifle Brigade - a handsome hero with a mysterious past. Together, they emigrate to the remote southwest of Western Australi...a with the first small group of European settlers, experiencing great hardship in the fledgling colonies of Augusta and Busselton. In times of personal tragedy and privation, botany is Georgiana Molloy's salvation. Entirely self-taught, she becomes the first internationally successful female botanist in Western Australia. Today, her collections of indigenous flora of the southwest, including type specimens, are archived in the world's leading herbaria. Drawing on primary sources and fresh evidence to explore previously undisclosed influences that shaped Georgiana's strong values and attitudes, Bernice Barry sheds new light on the pioneering botanist's writing, and answers questions asked for a hundred and fifty years about John Molloy's complete history and his influence on her life. This minutely researched biography covers some of the most dramatic scenery, geographical and historical, of two centuries in England, Scotland, Spain and Australia a tale of love, drama, adventure and resilience.
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ISBN 9781743549148
Published AU 22 Mar 2016
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781743549148
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador Australia
Published 22 Mar 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Barry, Bernice
Category Biography & Autobiography
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 231mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 507g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text General/trade