Dr Tanya Hoolihan, botanical illustrator and historian, will speak about 19th century Prussian naturalist and explorer Ludwig Leichhardt's legacy at NERAM on Sunday.
Dr Hoolihan's research highlights Leichhardt's important botanical contributions to the history of natural illustration, his influence on early botanical discoveries, and his connection to important gardens and institutions.
Using Leichhardt's diaries, published in English for the first time in 2013, Dr Hoolihan has established where and when he collected significant specimens. She will also show copies of his collected specimens.
"Ludwig Leichhardt's greatest contribution to science was made during his return voyage from Newcastle to Moreton Bay, which took him through the floristically rich Liverpool Plains and Darling Downs," Dr Hoolihan said.
Dr Hoolihan lectures at the University of Newcastle, and works as a natural history illustrator. She visits Armidale as a guest of the Australian Garden History Society.
Her talk is at NERAM, 3.30pm, Sunday. Entry fee $25. RSVP Helen Wilson, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.