- 14 December 1925
Colac, Victoria, Australia
- 27 July 2001
- Botanical artist and Illustrator
An illustrator of many books on Australian plants, Betty Maloney and her sister, Jean Walker, studied art at Melbourne Technical College (now RMIT).
After teaching art at the National Fitness Council, Melbourne Church of England Grammar School and St Catherine's School in Melbourne, she travelled to Europe.
With her sister she wrote Designing Australian Bush Garens and Australian Bush Gardens in 1966 and 1967.
The 86 watercolour illustrations used for the publication Proteaceae of the Sydney Region with Alec Blombery are in the Archives of the New South Wales State Library.
Also she illustrated books on mah-jong and thimbles - she maintained a collection of Victorian thimbles, was a co-founder, with her husband, of the Sydney Wagner Society and was involved with volunteer conservation groups, including the Society for Growing Australian Plants.
In the early 1990s her own garden at French's Forest was approved by the National Trust as a Trust garden and she was presented with a terracotta plaque.
Sources used to compile this entry: Latreille, Anne. http://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/maloney-betty.html accessed 27/02/2002.