Photograph recording the occasion of Audrey Eagle’s honorary Doctor of Science degree, Botany Department, May 2013
University of Otago
Audrey Eagle was born in Timaru in 1925, but when she was eight, she moved with her parents to England. It was in the countryside of Oxfordshire that she developed her love of all things botanical and she began to paint what she saw. Returning to New Zealand in the late 1940s, she started painting New Zealand plants and used these paintings to help cement the names of each plant in her memory. The Botany Department, and especially Professor Sir Alan Mark, were instrumental in Eagle receiving an honorary Doctor of Science degree in May 2013. A Botany Department morning tea was held to celebrate this honour. This photograph captures the occasion, with (from left): David Lyttle (Botanical Society of Otago’s President), Emeritus Professor Sir Alan Mark, Audrey Eagle, and Professor Kath Dickinson, Head of Botany.
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