Frederica Lucy “Rica” Erickson AM, née Sandilands, (10 August 1908 – 8 September 2009) was an Australian naturalist, botanical artist, historian, author and teacher. Without any formal scientific training, she wrote extensively on botany and birds, as well as genealogy and general history. Erickson authored ten books, co-authored four, was editor of twelve, and author or co-author of numerous papers and articles that have been printed in popular, scientific and encyclopaedic publications.”

She also wrote a piece for the Early Days Journal, Vol. VII, Part VI in 1974 which you can buy online titled Jane Adams of Mangowine.

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