• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0256

Flockton, Margaret Lilian

(1861 – 1953)
  • Born 25 September, 1861, Essex England
  • Died 12 August, 1953
  • Occupation Artist, Botanical artist, Illustrator


Margaret Flockton is remembered for her beautiful botanic illustrations. A species of eucalypt was named in her honour.


Flockton settled in Australia at the age of 19 and according to Payne, Flockton was a member of the Royal Art Society of NSW where she exhibited her work from 1894 to 1901. She illustrated J H Maidens’ works Forest Flora of NSW and A Critical Revision of the Genus Eucalyptus. Maiden was the director of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, where Flockton was employed for 26 years, from 1901 to 1927.

A lithographic artist she published a book, Australian Wild Flowers, containing twelve plates printed by colour lithography and also produced decorative borders for a souvenir book, Greetings from Australia.
(Source: Australian Garden History.)


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