Resources and archives

Fryer Library, University of Queensland


Kathleen McArthur Collection, UQFL404, Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library

Papers, 1977-1992 Cardwell, Queensland, to Kathleen McArthur from Margaret Thorsborne,  F3282, Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library


McArthur, Kathleen. Queensland Wildflowers : A Selection. Brisbane: Jacaranda Press, 1959.

McArthur, Kathleen. A Living Beach. Maroochydore: Author, for Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, Caloundra Branch, 1972.

McArthur, Kathleen. A Living River - the Noosa. Caloundra: Kathleen McArthur for the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, 1974.

McArthur, Kathleen. Bread and Dripping Days. Caloundra, Qld.: Author, 1977.

McArthur, Kathleen. Caloundra. Caloundra: s.n., 1978.

McArthur, Kathleen. Pumicestone Passage: Wetlands of Importance. Caloundra, Qld.: Author, 1984.

McArthur, Kathleen. Bread & Dripping Days: An Australian Growing up in the 20's. Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press, 1981.

McArthur, Kathleen. The Bush in Bloom: A Wildflower Artist's Year in Paintings & Words. Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press, 1982.

McArthur, Kathleen. The Little Fishes of Pumicestone Passage by "the Old Woman of the Sea". Caloundra, Qld.: Author, 1985.

McArthur, Kathleen. Living on the Coast. Kenthurst, N.S.W.: Kangaroo Press, 1989.

National Library of Australia 

McArthur, Kathleen. & Plamer, Nettie. Correspondence. MS 1573. National Library of Australia.

Wright, Judith. & McArthur Kathleen. Papers of Judith Wright. MS 5781. National Library of Australia.

State Library of Queensland 

Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland. Caloundra Branch. 28472 Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, Caloundra Branch Records 1963-1994, 1963.

Sunshine Coast Libraries Heritage Library

McArthur, Kathleen. Lunch Hour Theatre Scripts Nambour, Qld. : Heritage Unit, 2016.

Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland

Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, Sunshine Coast & Hinterland Inc. When the mind opens the flowers bloom, Caloundra: WPSQ-SC, 2009. 

Other resources

Australian National Herbarium. McArthur, Kathleen (1915 - 2000). 2019.

Davis, Susan. "Kathleen McArthur - Wild/flower Woman". Video: 8:01.

Davis, Susan. "Hidden women of History: Kathleen McArthur, the wildflower woman who took on Joh Bjelke-Petersen". The Conversation. 31 January 2019.

McKay, Judith, and Queensland Museum. Brilliant Careers: Women Collectors and Illustrators in Queensland. South Brisbane: Queensland Museum, 1997.

Somerville, Margaret. Wildflowering: The Life and Places of Kathleen McArthur. St. Lucia, Qld.: UQP, 2004.

Wild/flower women. 2018.

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