Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen
Listing of specimens held in the Federation University Cliff Beauglehole Collection, and interpretation poster.
The Beauglehole Collection is held in the FedUni Science Herbarium (Mt Helen Y Building).
Cliff Beauglehole (1920-2002) was an orchadist at Portland, Victoria. Over his lifetime he collected over 90,000 plant specimens as part of a comprehensice study of Victoria's plans, and wrote thirteen books under the title "The Distribution and Conservation of Vascular Plants in Victoria.
Originally held by the Ballarat Field Naturalists Club, this set of herbarium specimens are from Cliff Beauglehole's collections in the Ballarat area. The club decided to hand over the plant collection to the University of Ballarat (now Federation University). They were freeze-dried to kill unwanted insects and are now house in a climate conrolled room, and available to students, staff and others for scientific study.