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When Margaret Flockton arrived in Sydney from England in 1888, her new neighbourhood of Lavender Bay, overlooking beautiful Sydney Harbour, had a profound effect on her art. Having established her reputation as a fine lithographer, Margaret began working with Joseph Maiden in 1901 as his outstanding scientific botanical artist at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden.

Yet after she died in 1953, Margaret’s reputation died with her, until the Botanic Garden championed her work 50 years later. Thousands of people now attend the annual exhibition of the Margaret Flockton Award. Discover this remarkable woman, her family and her work in Louise Wilson’s talk about her latest book, A Fragrant Memory.

When: Thursday 8 September 2016, 1:00-2:00pm
Where: Stanton Library, 234 Miller Street, North Sydney
Cost: Free
Contact: or 02 9936 8400
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Presented by Stanton Library – North Sydney Council.

Image: Margaret Flockton, c.1914, courtesy Stanton Library.

History Week Neighbours postcardThis event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
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