National Herbarium of Victoria

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The National Herbarium of Victoria is one of Australia's premier state herbaria. It was established in 1853 by Ferdinand von Mueller, the Government Botanist for Victoria, and is sited within the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. The present building was constructed in 1934 through a donation from philanthropist Sir Macpherson Robertson. It, along with a 1989 extension, houses the entire collection of 1.2 million plant specimens. It also contains an important botanic library and is a major partner in Australia's Virtual Herbarium project.[1]


  1. ^ NHV History accessed 2 September 2010

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