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Main Title: Some recollections of a happy life : Marianne North in Australia and New Zealand / edited by Helen Vellacott
Author: North, Marianne, 1830-1890
Vellacott, Helen, 1911-2003.
Publisher: Edward Arnold,
Collation: 128p. : ill., portraits, facsims, bib., index, hbk ; 27 cm
Subject: North, Marianne, 1830-1890
Art and artists
Botany and botanists
European exploration
Eighteen eighties 1880s
New Zealand
ISBN: 071318289X
Marianne North was one of the most remarkable women of the Victorian era. An unmarried lady of independent means born into a highly literate and artistic environment, she became an intrepid traveller, an outstanding botanical artist and an illuminating writer. This new volume, edited by Helen Vellacott, presents her own lively account of time spent in Australia and New Zealand. Although here for less than a year, she managed to travel extensively in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania and journey through both islands of New Zealand. Her keen powers of observation and wry humour make this a revealing and entertaining account of life in the Australasian colonies in 1880-1881. Illustrated with full colour reproductions of her exquisite paintings of antipodean flora and fauna and line engravings and photographs from contemporary publications. (Dust cover).
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Non-Fiction Main Library 919.4 NOR Available