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Meredith, Louisa Ann (1812 - 1895)

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Born: 20 July 1812  Birmingham, England.  Died: 21 October 1895  Collingwood, Victoria, Australia.
Louisa Ann Meredith was a keen naturalist who studied the plants (aquatic and land), insects and fish of Tasmania's east coast and was made an honorary member of the Tasmanian Royal Society. She was also a talented illustrator winning numerous national and international awards for her wildflower drawings. Meredith is perhaps best known for being a prolific writer of poetry, journals and even some fiction. She has at least twelve publications to her name, six of which detail the flora and fauna of Australia, especially Tasmania. In 1884 the Tasmanian government awarded her a pension for her 'distinguished literary and artistic services'.

Career Highlights

1832First book of peoms and illustrations released
1839Migrated to Australia (Sydney)
1840Moved to Oyster Bay in Tasmania
1842 - 1891Seven books of poems published
1844Notes and Sketches of New South Wales published in London
1850My Home in Tasmania, During a Residence of Nine Years published
1858Moved to Orford in Tasmania
1866Medal at the Melbourne Exhibition received for her wildflower illustrations

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Created: 20 October 1993
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