Jeannie Aeneas Gunn (1870-1961), author, was born on 5 June 1870 at Carlton, Melbourne. She was educated at home by her mother and at 17 matriculated at the University of Melbourne. In 1889 she and her sisters opened 'Rolyat' school at the family home in Creswick Street, Hawthorn. She wrote (as Jeannie Gunn) The Little Black Princess- a True Tale of life in the Never-Never Land, about Bett-Bett, an Aboriginal child at the Elsey. The book was published in London and in Australia in 1905, with a new and revised English edition in 1909. In 1908 she published (as 'Mrs Aeneas Gunn') We of the Never-Never.