Mary Ann Friend

View at Swan-River. Sketch of the Encampment of Matw. Curling Friend, Esqr., R.N., 1830, by Mrs Mary Ann Friend (from Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales). Mary Ann was born in London, daughter of John Ford of Hampstead. In 1826 she married Matthew Curling Friend (1792-1871), a retired naval officer, inventor and nautical…

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I need a few good women, or bad ones.

The purpose of this blog is to document women who had an occupation other than “wife”, or were involved in activities outside of the house. Once I started looking, I found them in all sort of places. Unfortunately, most of them are Tasmanian and most of those waiting to be done are too. I’m sure…

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