The daughter of environmental scientist Dr Mary E White (AM) has been charged along with her homicide, after police had been known as to an aged-care facility within the New South Wales city of Bundanoon on Sunday evening.
Police mentioned Dr White was discovered lifeless in her room on the Warrigal nursing house.
About an hour later, Barbara Eckersley, 67, was arrested and brought to Southern Highlands Police Station, the place she was charged with the homicide of her 92-year-old mom.
Dr White was named a Member of the Order of Australia in 2009 “for service to botany as a researcher and thru the promotion of elevated understanding and consciousness of the pure world”.
She additionally received the Australian Museum’s Eureka Prize in 1994 for her ebook, After the Greening — the Browning of Australia.
That was the third of Dr White’s six publications.
Talking as a part of an ABC Open challenge in 2013, Ms White described herself as a “lover of nature, conservationist, organic scientist and environmental educator”.
Throughout a short point out in Goulburn native courtroom this afternoon, Ms Eckersley’s lawyer mentioned she had by no means been in custody earlier than, however she was not prepared to use for bail.
Ms Eckersley didn’t seem in particular person throughout proceedings.
The matter was adjourned till tomorrow morning, when a bail software is anticipated.