Louisa Ann Meredith ( 1812 - 1895)

Louisa Ann Meredith (1812-1895) The daughter of Thomas Twamley and Louisa Ann nee Meredith. She was educated mainly by her mother, and in 1835 published a volume, Poems, which was reviewed favourably. She married her cousin, Charles Meredith who had emigrated to Van Diemen’s Land in 1821 with his father George
and family. They had been pioneers of grazing, whaling and other activities around Swansea on Tasmania’s East Coast. Charles had become a squatter in the Canberra district of New South Wales. Louisa and Charles Meredith sailed for New South Wales in June 1839, and arrived at Sydney on 27 September 1839.

She painted and produced a number of books with botanical illustrations. The first botanical work was The Romance of Nature 1836.

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