It is a part of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. The earliest plant samples in the herbarium's collection date from early European exploration of Tasmania. These include specimens collected in the 1792 voyage to the island of Bruny d'Entrecasteaux and those collected by Robert Brown in the first decade of the 17th Century.
- "Tasmanian Herbarium". Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
- "About the Herbarium". Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
- Patterson, Ric (25 October 2005). "The abundant life of Dr Winifred Curtis". ABC Tasmania. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2 March 2013.