Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born on board ship, Plymouth, England, on 19 September 1850, died in Norseman, Western Australia, on 23 September 1928.
Arrived with her family in Victoria in 1851, and moved to Western Australia in 1873. In 1883 she was recruited by Mueller as a collector, and collected for him until his death in 1896. Her collections are from the Israelite Bay - Mt Ragged-Pine Hill district Western Australia, and can be found in MEL.
Source: Extracted from: A.E.Orchard (1999) A History of Systematic
Botany in Australia, in Flora of Australia Vol.1, 2nd ed.,
ABRS. [consult for source references]
Portrait Photo: Victorian Naturalist, Vol.113, p.192 (1996)
Sister of John Brooks. Arrived Melbourne 31 Jan. 1851, lived in Vic. 1851-1873, then moved with brother to SE WA, first on Lynburn [sometimes given as Lynbourne/Lynnburn] Station N of Thomas River, then late in 1874 to Marlburnup Station near Point Malcolm; from 1877-83 lived at Israelite Bay; finally (1898) to Balbinia Station.
From 1883 collected plants for Mueller. In 1886 explored with John to Hampton Range, Mt Ragged, Pine Hill, Balbinia & edge of Nullarbor. Also collected algae (sent to J.G.Agardh), fungi.
Specimens at MEL, NSW (1), PERTH.
Commemorated in Hakea, Rhodophyllis,Scaevola.
Name often cited as Brooke.
Source: George, A.S. (2009) Australian Botanist's Companion, Four Gables Press, WA. [consult for source references]