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19th May, 1926
Levin, New Zealand
27th March, 2007
Jacqueline Nancy Mary Adams, CBE, QSO (19 May 1926 – 27 March 2007) was a New Zealand botanist, botanical artist, and museum curator. Born in Levin in 1926, Nancy Adams attended Wellington Girls’ College and Victoria University of Wellington, studying zoology and botany. At 16 she joined the Botany Division of New Zealand's Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR). She worked there until 1959, when she was appointed to the Dominion Museum (now the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa) as assistant Curator of Botany with a special responsibility for algae. She retired from her position at the museum in 1987 but continued to be an Honorary Research Associate of the Museum.
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