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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Winner of the Fellowship of Australian Writers Australian Unity Award, 1994 and Winner of the 1995 Victorian Premier's Literary Award (Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-fiction.)About the Author:
Brenda Niall is reader in English at Monash University. Her other books include Martin Boyd: A Life, Seven Little Billabongs: the World of Ethel Turner and Mary Grant Bruce, and Australia Through the Looking-Glass: Children's Fiction 1830–1980.
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Book Description Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1995. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Reprint. Dustwrapper, pp.xviii, 344. Colour, bw ills. The life story of the Scottish Dukes daughter who became a professional portrait painter in Edinburgh before emigrating to Australia and continuing her profession. Small dint on wrapper cover seam else fine in dustwrapper Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002058
Book Description Melbourne University Press at the Miegunyah Press, Carlton, 1994. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint. xvii, 344pp, 16pp colour and 8pp b/w plates, bibliography, index. Green boards in jacket. The full story of Georgiana Huntly McCrae, a professional portrait painter in 1820s Edinburgh, and a settler's wife in early Melbourne, is told here for the first time. Number 18 in the Miegunyah Press Series. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 027862
Book Description Melbourne University Press at the Miegunyah Press, Carlton, 1994. Hard Cover. Book Condition: F-. Dust Jacket Condition: F-. First Edition. F-/F-. 8vo. original green boards gilt (inscrip. to FFE) in dustwrapper (a trifle rubbed & bumped); pp. xviii (last blank), 344, with illustrations. A near fine copy. Number 18 in the Miegunyah Press Series. Bookseller Inventory # 022337
Book Description Carlton South Vic, Austria: Melbourne Univ Pr, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. This second printing of the first edition has been personally inscribed by the author. It is the biography of Georgiana Huntly Mccrae, a professional portrait painter in the 1820s Edinburgh and a settler's wife in early Melbourne . This book traces her from her London student art days to her death in 1890 in suburban Melbourne.Both the book and dust jacket are in fine condition. Language: eng. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 12112
Book Description Melbourne University Press (MUP), Melbourne, 1994. Reprint ed.. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), coloured endpapers, black & white photos, colour plates, minimal foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear), autograph (author's written dedication title page). Heavy. 344 pp. This is the story 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, and is told here for the first time. Until now Georgiana has only been known for the 1840s Melbourne journals edited by her grandson Hugh McCrae. The author has traced Georgiana from her London art student days to her death in suburban Melbourne in 1890. This biography draws on much unpublished material - diaries, letters and other manuscripts to present a talented independent woman who lived in different social worlds and experienced personal tragedy as well as creative achievement. Bookseller Inventory # 27282