Rebecca Le Get
Database Officer (Foreign Collection Project)
Rebecca and her colleagues are responsible for databasing the many specimens that were collected outside of Australia, that are now held by the National Herbarium of Victoria (MEL) at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.
The specimens held by the herbarium include labels that may identify the species, who collected it, when it was collected, how the plant appeared at the time, and where it was collected. Depending on the label, the amount of information varies, which in turn determines the degree of detail included in each database record. These labels predominantly date from the 19th century, and so often cross-referencing with resources such as contemporary maps, or publications produced by collectors, is often required.
By utilising her background in environmental history, including experience in archival research and with a passion for onomastics and pre-modern orthography, Rebecca greatly enjoys contributing to making the National Herbarium of Victoria’s collections more accessible for researchers.
Le Get, R. 2019. A home among the gum trees: the Victorian Sanatorium for consumptives, Echuca and Mount Macedon. Landscape Journal 44(2): 186–199. https://doi.org/10.1080/01426397.2018.1439461
Le Get, R.. 2018. Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia within the 19th century miasmatic landscape. Australian Veterinary Journal 96: 285–290.
Le Get, R. 2018. Tuberculosis in Echuca, and the Therapeutic Migration to Southeastern Australia (1889–1908). Environment & Society Portal: Arcadia, 29.
Le Get, R. 2018. More than just “Peaceful and Picturesque:” How Tuberculosis Control Measures Have Preserved Ecologically Significant Land in Melbourne. Victorian Historical Journal, 89(1): 67–87.
Le Get, R. 2018. Under the Shadow of the Tubercle: The Work of Duncan Turner. Health and History 20(1): 72–92. https://doi.org/10.5401/healthhist.20.1.0072
Uckelman, Sara L., Nicholas Adams, Genora Grim, Nina Shiel, Rebecca Le Get, J.A. MacGowan, Mariann Slíz, Rachel Steffensen, Christine Woodhams. Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources (2015-2019). http://dmnes.org/
Taking my PhD learning into post PhD life (2020). The RED Alert Blog, La Trobe University Graduate Research School.