Born in Footscray, Victoria in 1912, died in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, on 9 September 1988.
Her early research was in the ecology of the High Country of Victoria. Later, with her husband Professor D.J.Carr, she undertook comprehensive morphological and taxonomic research into Eucalyptus. Coinciding with the International Botanical Congress in Sydney in 1981, they edited and wrote two volumes of historical essays on Australian botany, People and Plants in Australia, and Plants and Man in Australia. They also published two books (Eucalyptus 1, and Eucalyptus 2) as well as numerous papers on Eucalyptus. The first set of her collections, and those of D.J.Carr, were deposited at FRI (now transferred to CANB), with duplicates in several other Australian collections including AD, ADW (now AD), NT (now DNA) and PERTH.
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]