Timber Sample - Early Black Wattle, Acacia decurrens, Victoria, 1885 Reg. No: ST 001137
- Prepared for exhibition purposes in the Industrial & Technological Museum in 1885. It features a hand painting of the species by Miss May Vale (later Mrs. Gilfillan). Exhibited at the following exhibitions: 1886 Indian and Colonial Exhibition, London; 1887 Jubilee Exhibition, Adelaide; 1888-89 Centennial Exhibition, Melbourne; 1889 Exposition Universelle, Paris.
Scientific Name: Acacia decurrens
Family Name: Leguminosae
Synonym: Mimosa Decurrens
Specimen Collection Location: Victoria
- Timber Sample 36in. x 10.25 in.
- Acquisition Information:
- Museum generated from Industrial & Technological Museum, 1885
|Dimensions:||56 mm (Height), 262 mm (Width), 912 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||legume or pea family leguminosae or fabaceae, legumes pulses|
|Themes this item is part of:||Economic Botany Collection, May Vale Timber Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, May Vale (1862-1945), Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Botanist & Explorer (1825-1896)|
|Primary Classification:||ECONOMIC BOTANY|
|Artist:||Mrs May Gilfillan (nee Vale), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1885|
|Commissioned By:||James Newbery - Industrial & Technological Museum, 1885|
|Supervised By:||Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, 1885
As government botanist Von Mueller over saw the preparation of these timber samples.