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Georgiana By Brenda Niall

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Georgiana: a Biography of Georgiana Mccrae by Brenda Niall

This is the award-winning biography of Georgiana Huntly McCrae, illegitimate daughter of a Scottish duke, a professional portrait painter in 1820s Edinburgh, and a settler s wife in early Melbourne. After a childhood among artists, French emigres 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 life.

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Georgiana: a Biography of Georgiana Mccrae by Brenda Niall
Brenda Niall
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Melbourne University Press
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