Oh boy that sounds like the struggles May Gibbs had in being paid and paid properly despite her work was superior to the males of the day. Let me know if a copy becomes available. Been to the ANBG but back in mid-90s perhaps so likely missed any reference to her. Btw their Botanical Bookshop is a botany-enthusiasts dream.
Thanks for the info Kate. Not in my Library but there is at least 1 other book on Ellis Rowan and I'll get to read it next week when it rocks up to my local library. I know there have been some miraculous Australian women botanical illustrators so keen to read about this atm unknown woman.
Good Evening Kate, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). What a wonderful life you lead, you are so talented and knowledgeable I am sure you will be a lovely asset to our group.
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