Mary Ann Elizabeth Bulmer

Female 1848 - 1929  (81 years)


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  • Name Mary Ann Elizabeth Bulmer 
    Born 29 Mae 1848  Kingston, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Gribble, Mary Ann Elizabeth (née Bulmer) (1848 - 1929)

      Born in Kingston, Yorkshire, England, 29 March 1848, died in Randwick, Sydney, NSW, 19 September 1929.

      Born in Kingston, Yorkshire, to Richard Bulmer (1825-1857) and Ellizabeth nee Sharp (1819-1869). The family migrated to Victoria in the early 1850s. In 1868, Mary married a missionary, Benjamin John Brown Gribble (1847-1893), and they had thirteen children.

      Mary and her husband established the Warangesdah Aboriginal Mission at Darlington Point, NSW, in 1880. They opened a mission on the Gascoyne River, WA, in 1885, a mission on the Darling River, NSW, in 1887, and Yarrabah mission near Cairns, Qld, in 1892.

      Mary collected MEL specimens (including fungi) in WA at the Gascoyne, 1886, 1889; and Swan River, 1887; and in Qld at Bellenden Ker, 1893-1895; Cairns, 1894; and Behang [?Behana] Creek and Walshs Pyramid, 1896.

      She collected the type of Tulostoma maxima Cooke & Mass. (1887).

      Mordecai Cooke and George Massee identified Mary's fungal specimens for Mueller.

      Mary died in Randwick, Sydney in 1929 aged 80.



      Mary's son, the Rev. Ernest Richard Bulmer Gribble (1868-1957), also collected MEL specimens.



      Source: extracted from: Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison (2014) 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant collectors: a biographical register', Muelleria Vol.32 [consult for source references]
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Sep 1929  Randwick, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17949  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2022 

    Family John Brown Gribble,   b. 1 Sep 1847, Redruth, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1893, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1868  Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ethel Marion Reeves (née Gribble),   b. 20 May 1879, Jerilderie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1965, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2022 
    Family ID F6416  Group Sheet


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