Herbert Williamson was a man of many talents; a teacher and principal in Victorian schools for 49 years (1875–1925) and a highly regarded botanist who was recognised by his colleagues as an authority on Victorian plants. Williamson served as the Keeper of the Herbarium at The University of Melbourne from 1929 to 1931. This exhibition tells the stories behind Williamson’s herbarium specimens.
About this exhibition
This exhibition tells the stories behind Williamson’s herbarium specimens. It talks of the exploration that makes botanical discoveries possible; linking the work that goes into describing plant biodiversity to the long-standing benefits that come from conservation of the Victorian flora.