Herbarium

The museum contains a rare Herbarium: 6 volumes of over 1,000 pressed plants collected by William Wise, herbalist and sometime Mayor of Launceston, collected in the local area ¬†between the 1880’s and the 1920’s. Wise bound the great volumes himself.

A page is turned every week to display a different plant.

Details of the plants he collected are available online at

http://herbariaunited.org/specimensearch/?collector=William+Wise&colid=14328&search=search

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