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Webinar: Charles Moore and Joseph Maiden – Outreach and Impact

17 March 2021 @ 5:45 pm AEDT

An online talk by Colleen Morris.

This talk will discuss the the influence of two directors of the Sydney Botanic Garden: Charles Moore whose directorship spanned from 1848 to1896 and then the Joseph Maiden era from 1896to1924; periods of continuous direction of 48 and 28 years respectively. As to record-keeping the two men were the antitheses of each other. On Moore’s death the assiduous Maiden, who left voluminous records, wrote that Moore ‘wrote but little’.

On Moore’s death the assiduous Maiden, who left voluminous records, wrote that Moore ‘wrote but little’. However Moore’s talent as a designer had an impression on a young William Guilfoyle who undoubtedly drew on his knowledge of the Sydney garden when he designed Melbourne Botanic Garden. Both Moore and Maiden were influential in shaping attitudes to botany, horticulture, forestry and science in NSW and Australia at a critical time and this presentation will broadly discuss their legacy.

Date: Wednesday March 17th
Time: Login 5:45 pm for 6 pm start
Price: AGHS members $10, Friends of RBG $10, Non-members. $15
Book: at Trybooking. Note: When you book on TryBooking you will receive a confirmation email with a zoom link. Please retain this email to access the talk.

Colleen Morris
is a landscape heritage consultant, author and curator specialising in garden history, cultural landscape assessment and conservation management. She has prepared conservation plans for many of Australia’s most significant historic gardens, including the botanic gardens of Adelaide and Sydney and Sydney’s Government House and Domain. She has a particular knowledge of plant introductions to Australia and was instrumental in devising the Colonial Plants database for Sydney Living Museums. A more recent project undertaken with Christine Hay and James Quoyle was the AILA Landscape Heritage Conservation Listing project.
Colleen was the National Chair of the Australian Garden History Society from 2003-2009, is Deputy Chair of the National Trust (NSW) Landscape Conservation Committee and is a member of the Heritage Council of NSW.


17 March 2021
5:45 pm AEDT
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