State Library of South Australia

Book event: The Wasp and the Orchid

Date: 28 March 2018

Time: 5:30 to 7pm

Location: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building

Note: Free, bookings essential

The Wasp and the Orchid The remarkable life of Australian Naturalist Edith Coleman

In 1942, Edith Coleman was at the height of her career. Internationally lauded as one of Australia's leading amateur naturalists, Edith was the first woman to be awarded the Australian Natural History Medallion for her work, yet today she is almost entirely forgotten, save by a handful of scientists and naturalists.

Meet award-winning author Danielle Clode as she presents the life of one of Australia's foremost female naturalists Edith Coleman, and the story of the quest to recover her from the footnotes of history.

The book will be available for purchase after the event.

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