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Biographical entry Allan, Maria Marjory Alberta (Maida) (1884 - ?)

Sale, Victoria, Australia
Zoological collector


Maida Allan collected insects, reptiles and mammals from 1936 to 1938 for the Queensland Museum. One of her most significant finds was the burrowing skink Lerista allanea which is thought to now be extinct. She collected seven of the twelve specimens known to exist around the world.

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Edited Books

  • McKay, Judith (ed.), Brilliant Careers: Women Collectors and Illustrators in Queensland, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, 1997, 80 pp. Details

Online Resources

Annette Alafaci