Sources and Further Reading

While most of these sources and additional readings are freely available, some are not. The lock icon beside an entry indicates that the source may be available from your library.

Agassiz, Elizabeth. A First Lesson in Natural History. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1859.

Agassiz, Elizabeth. Seaside Studies in Natural History. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1865.

Agassiz, Louis and Elizabeth Agassiz. A Journey in Brazil. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867.

The Age. “Current Events: Women and Research.” June 18, 1929.

Antiquariaat Forum. “Conchology for Women, With 21 Engraved Plates.” Accessed October 4, 2022.

Australian Institute of Marine Science Corporate Correspondence File. Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Barrett, Charles. “Barrier Reef: Isles of Romance.” The Register, July 7, 1928.

Barrett, Charles. “Great Barrier Reef: Seeking Coral Secrets: Diving Amongst Sharks.” Western Mail, August 16, 1928.

Barrett, Charles. “Reef and Lagoon: Lovely Fish – and Snakes. Whale Joins the Party.” The Register, August 24, 1928.

Barrett, Charles. “Romance of the Great Barrier Reef ‘1,000 Miles of Mystery and Wonder.’ British Expedition’s Researches.” The Advocate, July 18.

Boalch, Gerald T. “Frederick Stratten Russell, FRS (1897-1984): A Distinguished Scientist and Stimulating Leader.” Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 90, no. 6 (2010): 1073-1077.

Bowen, James, and Margarita Jean Bowen. The Great Barrier Reef: History, Science, Heritage. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

The British Museum. “Henry Mutlow.” Accessed October 17, 2022,

Brown, Barbara E. “The legacy of Professor John Stanley Gardiner FRS to reef science.” Notes and Records 61, no. 2: 207-217.

Cartwright, Mark. “Tyrian Purple.” In World History Encyclopedia. World History Publishing, 2009-. Article published July 21, 2016.

Cairns Post. “Visiting Scientists: The Low Island Party: Run to the Highland.” January 2, 1929.

Conchology. “Shellers From The Past and Present: Cubières, Simon Louis Pierre de (Marchese).” Accessed October 4, 2022.

Cornelius, Paul F. S., and John W. Wells, “Ellis & Solander’s ‘Zoophytes’, 1786: Six Unpublished Plates and Other Aspects. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Historical Series 16 no. 1 (1988): 17-87,

The Courier-Mail. “Low Isles Swept: Research laboratory Demolished: Cottages Unroofed.” March 17, 1934, 13.

Damkaer, David M. The Copepodologist’s Cabinet: A Biographical and Bibliographical History. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2002.

Dance, S. Peter. Shell Collecting: An Illustrated History. London: Faber & Faber, 1966.

Dolan, John R. “Pioneers of Plankton Research: Sheina Marshall (1896–1977).” Journal of Plankton Research, 44, no. 2, (9 Feb. 2022): 175–180.

Duncan, Joyce. Ahead of Their Time: A Biographical Dictionary of Risk-Taking Women. Greenwood Press, 2001.

Eklund, Jon. “Duhamel Du Monceau, Henri-Louis.” In Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Accessed October 22, 2022.

Farrow Richard. “Simla: The Coach House on the Hill.” Paignton History (blog). August 1, 2019.

Fryer, Geoffrey. “Sidnie Milana Manton: 4 May 1902 – 2 January 1979”, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 26 (November 1980): 327-356.

Gatty, Mrs Alfred and William H. Harvey. British Sea Weeds: Drawn from Professor Harvey’s “Phycologia Britannica.” London: Bell and Daldy, 1863.

Geneanet. “Simon Louis Pierre Cubières.”  Accessed October 4, 2022.

Giaimo, Cara. “The Forgotten Victorian Craze for Seaweed Collecting.” Atlas Obscura, November 14, 2016.

Great Barrier Reef Committee Archive. The University of Queensland Archives.

Hamer, Alyssa. “Explore Open Collections: Traite General des Pesches.” Digitizers’ Blog (blog). April 23, 2018.

Harrison, A. J. “Saville-Kent, William (1845–1908).” In Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Published 2005.

Harvey, William Henry. A Manual of the Marine British Algae: Containing Generic and Specific Descriptions of all the Known British Species of Sea-weeds. London: John Van Voorst, 1841.

Hervey, Alpheus Baker. Sea Mosses: A Collector’s Guide and an Introduction to the Study of Marine Algae. Boston: S.E. Cassino, 1881.

Hill, Dorothy. “The Great Barrier Reef Committee, 1922-1982: The First Thirty Years.” Historical Records of Australian Science 6, no. 1 (1984): 1-18.

Hopley, David, Scott G. Smithers, and Kevin Parnell, The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reef: Development, Diversity, and Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Howey, William P. “Sydney Parkinson (1745-1771).” Scone Vet Dynasty. October 17, 2022.

Lloyd, Rohan. Saving the Reef: The Human Story Behind One of Australia’s Greatest Environmental Treasures. St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 2022.

London Correspondent [pseud.]. “Barrier Reef: British Expedition.” Observer, June 30, 1928.

MacDonald, R. and N. McMillian. “James Dowsett Rose Clealand (Cleland): A Forgotten Irish Naturalist.” The Irish Naturalists’ Journal 13, no.3 (1959):70-72.

Manton, Sidnie Milana. Sidnie Manton: Letters and Diaries: Expedition to The Great Barrier Reef 1928-1929. Independently Published, 2020.

McCalman, Iain. The Reef: A Passionate History. Melbourne: Viking, 2013.

Moran, Peter John. “The Acanthaster Phenomenon.” In Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, edited by Harold Barnes (London: CRC Press, 1986) 24:379-480.

Moran, Peter John. The Acanthaster Phenomenon. Townsville: Australian Institute of Marine Science, 1988.

Moran, Peter John. Crown-of-thorns Starfish: Questions and Answers. Townsville: Australian Institute of Marine Science, 1988.

Moran, Peter John and Suzie Davies. Acanthaster Planci: An Annotated Bibliography. 3rd ed. Townsville: Australian Institute of Marine Science, 1989.

Morton, Brian. “Charles Maurice Yonge: 9 December 1899 – 17 March 1986.” Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 38, no. 38 (November 1992): 377-412.

Morton, Brian. “Charles Maurice Yonge (1899-1986).” Archives of Natural History 25, no. 3 (1998): 431-448.

Munro, Andre. “The 12 Months of the French Republican Calendar.” In Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopedia Britannica Inc. Accessed July 5, 2018.

Oatman-Stanford, Hunter. “When Housewives Were Seduced by Seaweed.” Collectors Weekly, November 7, 2013.

Orton, Clive. “Band of Brothers: The Ainger Brothers of Epsom.” The Past on Glass & other Stories (blog). March 2, 2017.

Our Special Representative [pseud.]. “Low Island Notes.” The Queenslander, July 18, 1929.

Payne, Bret. “Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau, 1700-1782: Biography of Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau.” Oak Spring Garden Library. Accessed April 19, 2018.

Rauschenberg, Roy Anthony. “Daniel Carl Solander: Naturalist on the ‘Endeavour.’” Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 58, no. 8 (1968): 1-66.

Rauschenberg, Roy Anthony. “John Ellis, F.R.S.: Eighteenth Century Naturalist and Royal Agent to West Florida.” Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London 32, no. 2 (1978): 149-164.

Rauschenberg, Roy Anthony. “John Ellis, Royal Agent for West Florida.” Florida Historical Quarterly 62, no.1 (1983), Article 3.

Rienits, Rex. “Parkinson, Sydney (1745–1771).” In Australian Dictionary of Biography, Australian National University. Published 1967.

The Royal Society Picture Library. “Portrait of Sydney Parkinson.” Accessed October 19, 2022.

Rumphius, Georgius Everhardus, and E. M. Beekman. Rumphius’s Orchids: Orchid Texts from the Ambonese Herbal. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003. ProQuest Ebook Central.

Sir Maurice Yonge papers. National Library of Australia.

Saville-Kent, William. The Great Barrier Reef of Australia: Its Products and Potentialities: Containing an Account, With Copious Coloured and Photographic Illustrations (The Latter Here Produced for the First Time), of the Corals and Coral Reefs, Pearl and Pearl-shell, Beche-de-mer, Other Fishing Industries, and the Marine Fauna of the Australian Great Barrier Region. London: W.H. Allen & Co., 1893.

Scientific Reports of the Great Barrier Reef Expedition, 1928-1929, British Museum, London, 1930 – 1968.

Spencer, Tom, Barbara E. Brown, Sarah M. Hamylton, and Roger F. McLean. “A Close and Friendly Alliance: Biology, Geology and the Great Barrier Reef Expedition of 1928-1929.” In Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, Edited by S. J. Hawkins and A. J. Lemasson. vol. 59, 89-138. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2021.

Stannard, Jerry. “Pliny the Elder: Roman Scholar,” In Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopedia Britannica Inc. Accessed June 19, 2019,

Steers, J.A. “The Queensland Coast and the Great Barrier Reefs.” The Geographical Journal 74, no.3 (September 1929): 232-257.

Stephenson, Thomas A. and Anne Stephenson. “Growth and Asexual Reproduction in Corals.” Scientific Reports: Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928-29 3, (1931):167-217.

Stephenson, Thomas A., Anne Stephenson, Geoffrey Tandy and Michael Spender. “The Structure and Ecology of Low Isles and Other Reefs.” Scientific Reports: Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928-29 3, (1931): 17-112,

Strange, Philip. “The Queen of Seaweeds: The Story of Amelia Griffiths, an Early 19th Century Pioneer of Marine Botany.” Philip Strange Science and Nature Writing (blog). August 19, 2014.

Veldkamp, Jan-Frits. “II. 15 June 2002, 300th Anniversary of Rumphius’ Death.” Flora Malesiana Bulletin, 13 no. 1 (2002): 7-21.

Veldkamp, Jan-Frits. “Georgius Everhardus Rumphius (1627-1702), The Blind Seer of Ambon.” Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore, 63, no. 4 (2011): 1-15.

Wikipedia. “Daniel Solander.” Accessed March 22, 2018,

Wikipedia. “French Republican Calendar.” Accessed July 4, 2018,

Wikipedia. “Georg Eberhard Rumphius.” Accessed February 20, 2018,

Wikipedia. “Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau.” Accessed April 21, 2018.

Wikipedia. “A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas.” Accessed October 19, 2022.

Wikipedia. “Louis Pierre de Cubières.” Accessed May 24, 2018,ères&oldid=714628172.

Wikipedia. “Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet.” Accessed June 13, 2019.’s_Signet&oldid=894410377.

WoRMS Editorial Board. World Register of Marine Species, accessed September 28, 2022.

WS Society. “Home Page.” Accessed May 8, 2019,

Yonge, Charles Maurice. “The Great Barrier Reef Expedition, 1928 – 1929.” Reports of the Great Barrier Reef Committee 3, (1931): 1-25.

Yonge, Charles Maurice. “Report by C. M. Yonge.” Papers of Sir Maurice Yonge, National Library of Australia.

Yonge, Charles Maurice. “Thomas Alan Stephenson, 1898-1961.” Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 8 (1962): 136-148,

Yonge, Charles Maurice. A Year on the Great Barrier Reef. London: Putnam, 1930.