- 8 October 1884
Winifred Waddell worked with Native Plant Preservation Groups during the 1950s. She was responsible for securing the first Wildflower Sanctuary, at Tallarook, in 1949. She was appointed MBE - The Order of the British Empire - Member (Civil) - 1 January 1964, for preservation of natural flora.
Sources used to compile this entry: Who's Who in Australia 1965, Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne, 1965; 'Waddell, Winifred (1884 - 1972), Biographical Entry', in Bright Sparcs, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2002, http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/bsparcs/biogs/P002705b.htm.