Anna Maria Bunn

Anna Maria Bunn

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Anna Maria Bunn (1808-1899) was the anonymous author of The Guardian: a Tale (by an Australian) (1838), the first novel published on mainland Australia and the first in the continent by a woman. Bunn's authorship was only established after an historian found a copy of the book in which her son had noted his mother's authorship. Anna Maria Murray was born in Ireland and in 1827 came to Australia with her father, who, as a retired army officer, was entitled to a free land grant in New South Wales. Her brother Terence Aubrey Murray also came out, while her brother James remained behind until he had finished training as a surgeon. A year later she married Captain George Bunn, a mariner and merchant, and settled in Pyrmont in Sydney. Captain Bunn died suddenly in 1833, aged 43, leaving Anna Maria aged 25 years, with two small sons and in financial difficulties.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134910635
  • 9786134910637