Dr Winifred CurtisThe grand lady of Tasmanian botany

Travelling around Europe

After graduating from University, Winifred enjoyed many holidays in Europe during the1930s.  

Gare Ouchy, Lausanne

Winifred's brochures


…because if you live in England, particularly in the south of England, it is easier to go on the continent than to go up to Scotland… we used to have holidays in Switzerland and Norway…

Winifred Curtis

Above Chebres

Winifred's travel snaps

Steamer at Bouveret (Haute Savoie)

Teaching biology

In 1931 she gained a Cambridge Teaching Certificate and taught Biology at girls high schools in Manchester and Hampstead.

Winifred's Manchester map


It was Manchester and it wasn’t at all an academic school…In some ways I’m very glad I went there but the best part of Manchester was getting away from it. You’d go out at weekends and walk over the moors. Beautiful country but you were black from toes to knees with the soot.

Winifred Curtis