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Flockton, Margaret Lilian (1861 - 1953)

Born
1861
Essex, England
Died
12 August 1953
Occupation
Illustrator

Summary

Margaret Flockton is remembered for her beautiful botanic illustrations. A species of eucalypt was named in her honour.

Details

Flockton settled in Australia at the age of 19 and according to Payne, Flockton was a member of the Royal Art Society of NSW where she exhibited her work from 1894 to 1901. She illustrated J H Maidens, director of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, where she was to work for 26 years, Forest Flora of NSW and A Critical Revision of the Genus Eucalyptus.
A lithographic artist she published a book, Australian Wild Flowers, containing twelve plates printed by color lithography and also produced decorative borders for a souvenir book, Greetings from Australia.
(Source: Australian Garden History.)

Sources used to compile this entry: Payne, Christine, 'Margaret Flockton', Australian Garden History, vol. 8, no. 3, 1996, p. 13.

Anne Heywood

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