Drummonds of Hawthornden served as a link between Rica's
botanical and historical writing. It is the biography of James
Drummond (1784-1863) who was born in Hawthornden, Scotland
and arrived in Western Australia on the Parmelia in
1829. He was the first resident government naturalist/botanist
and his family established the property of Hawthornden in
the Toodyay valley near where Rica lived at Bolgart.
Erickson The Drummonds of Hawthornden
Lamb Paterson, Perth, 1969.
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