Margaret Olley book club: 'The Wasp and The Orchid' (2019)
10.30AM Thu 29 Aug 2019
QAG | Members lounge | Sold Out
During winter the titles on the Members Book Club reading list will offer opportunities to connect to, contextualise and discuss ideas presented in ‘Margaret Olley: A Generous Life’.
Book 3: The Wasp and the Orchid: The Remarkable Life of Australian Naturalist Edith Coleman (2019), Danielle Clode
In 1922, a 48-year-old housewife from Blackburn delivered her first paper, on native Australian orchids, to the Field Naturalist’s Club of Victoria. Avid gardener and self-taught former schoolteacher Edith Coleman went on to become the foremost female naturalist and nature writer of her generation. In a twenty-year quest, award-winning writer and zoologist Danielle Clode set out to uncover Edith’s story, bringing to light her celebration of Australian nature and landscape.