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After a childhood among artists, French migr s and English radicals in Regency London, Georgiana lived as a young woman at her father's castle in the Highlands. A gifted portraitist, professionally trained in London, she earned her own living in Edinburgh before making the choice between marriage and a career. After marrying Andrew McCrae in 1830 she followed her husband in his erratic progress from Edinburgh to London and then to Port Phillip, where he was successively lawyer, squatter and goldfields magistrate. The varied fortunes of the McCraes are recounted in a story whose tragic elements are counter-balanced by the strength of mind, the lively wit and creativity of Georgiana. By allowing Georgiana's own voice to be heard through her letters and journals Brenda Niall has brought a legendary colonial figure into authentic vibrant more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Melbourne University Press Digital
  • Australia
  • 0522863221
  • 9780522863222

About Brenda Niall

One of Australia's best-known biographers, Brenda Niall has won several major literary awards. Her books include Martin Boyd: A Life (1988), Georgiana: A Biography of Georgiana McCrae (1994), Seven Little Billabongs: the World of Ethel Turner and Mary Grant Bruce and Australia Through the Looking-Glass: Children's Fiction more