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Rhonda Daniels, shares the life and legacy of Sir Joseph Banks,

Sir Joseph Banks – his life and legacy

Rhonda Daniels, long-time member of Australian Plants Society, Sutherland Group shares the life and legacy of Sir Joseph Banks, patron of natural sciences. As a young man, Banks collected many plant specimens in 1770 on Captain Cook’s Endeavour voyage, followed by a long life supporting scientific discovery. Recognising the 250th anniversary in 2020, Rhonda will highlight the botanical and scientific legacy of Banks including being remembered in the Banksia genus and many place names including Joseph Banks Native Plants Reserve at Kareela.

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