Born in Sydney, New South Wales, in 1908, died there on 29 May 1979.
Vickery joined the staff of the National Herbarium of New South Wales in August 1936 as Assistant Botanist, rising to Senior Botanist by the time of her retirement. She was first editor of the herbarium's Contributions in 1939. Her research was almost entirely on the family Poaceae, with major contributions being a revision of Poa (1970) and the description of the whole family in Flora of New South Wales (1961, 1975). Issue 2(1) of Telopea (1980) was dedicated to her memory.
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]