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Georgiana Molloy - Bernice Barry


Published: 22nd March 2016
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This meticulously researched biography tells the extraordinary story of Georgiana Molloy, one of Australia's first internationally successful female botanists.

From the refined beauty of 19th century England and Scotland, to the dramatic landscape of the West Australian coast, Georgiana Molloy: The Mind That Shines gives new insight into the life of this pioneering botanist. Following a swift marriage, Georgiana and Captain John Molloy, a handsome hero with a mysterious past, emigrated to Australia among the first group of European settlers to the remote southwest. Here, despite personal tragedy, Georgiana's passion for flora was ignited. Entirely self-taught, she gathered specimens of indigenous flora from Augusta and Busselton that are now held in some of the world's leading herbarium collections.

Using Georgiana's own writings and notes, accompanied by full-colour pictures of some of the stunning plants mentioned throughout, Bernice Barry reveals a resilient, independent woman of strong values, whose appreciation and wonder of the landscape around her become her salvation, and her legacy.

About the Author

Bernice Barry lives on WA's southwest coast near the place where Georgiana Molloy arrived in 1830. Bernice has been researching the lives of Georgiana and John Molloy for more than a decade, travelling throughout Australia and Europe to access original sources and historical sites.


Georgiana Molloy


I learned so much from this book, especially as I have just visited the area where it was set in Australia



A beautifully written insight into a remarkable woman.


This is such a good book, beautifully written and thoroughly researched. it is so informative and gives such a deep insight into the life of Georgiana Molloy that you are drawn into her life and almost feel the joys and suffering of her life as an early settler in WA. I recommend it to anyone whether interested in botany, early Australia or just wanting a really engrossing read.

Melbourne, AU



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ISBN: 9781743549148
ISBN-10: 1743549148
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 22nd March 2016
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.3  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.54