Also known as: née Mooney, Annie
Died: 1890Additional Information:
In 1864, aged 44, widowed, with seven of her children, she travelled in a covered wagon for eight weeks 900 kilometres overland from Gumeracha (northeast of Adelaide), South Australia to near Holbrook, New South Wales to become a selector (small landowner). Another journey was made to Charleville, Queensland ten years later. Her story is told in the book Strength of Spirit: Pioneering Women of Achievement from First Fleet to Federation by Susanna De Vries.
De Vries, Susanna. (1995). Strength of Spirit: Pioneering Women of Achievement from First Fleet to Federation. St Ives, New South Wales: Millennium Books.