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Annabella Boswell's Journal

Annabella Boswell's Journal

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Annabella Boswell's Journal

Australian Reminiscences Illustrated With Her Own Watercolours and Contemporary Drawings and Sketches

Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1987, colour plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 9780207155666

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'As a young woman growing up in Australia in the 1800s, Annabella Boswell (nee Innes) had to rely on her courage and humour.  Even for the wealthier settlers such as Annabella's family, life had its dangers and deprivations.  They had servants, but they were as likely to rob as to serve; they had carriages, yet the newly made tracks of rural New South Wales were treacherous.  Such possibilities of disaster perhaps only added spice to the routine of parties, dances and leisurely walks that Annabella describes in this journal.

This account, written by Annabella as a young woman and revised in later years, provides a delightfully accurate and often witty picture of Australia in the last century.  Her story is scattered with names that will be recognized from the history books

Annabella's Journal, illustrated with Annabella's own charming watercolours, provides a vivid insight into the trials and pleasures of a young woman in colonial Australia.'

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