Georgiana: A Biography of Georgiana McCrae, Painter, Diarist, Pioneer
The full story of Georgiana Hundy McCrae, illegitimate daughter of a Scottish duke, a professional portrait painter in 1820s Edinburgh and a settler's wife in early Melbourne, is here told for the first time.
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. As a career study of a woman painter who was ahead of her time in her professional ambitions, as a story of the personal cost of colonial displacement, and as a portrait of a stormy marriage, Georgiana is compelling reading.
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