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Adelaide IRONSIDE

Born: 17/11/1831

Died: 15/4/1867

Special Achievements:

1856 - First Australian born woman to have an International professional career as a painter.
Republican and close associate of Daniel Henry Deniehy (for more information on Deniehy, see http://adb.anu.edu.au/biograph...).

Additional Information:

Travelled to Rome to study art.
Produced first major work in 1859.
Wrote patriotic prose and verse for the Sydney press.
Designed (1855) a banner and presented it to the Volunteer Corps of New South Wales.


Resources

  • References

    More information can be found in "The Great Republic of The Southern Seas, Republicans in Nineteenth Century Australia"by Audrey Oldfield, published by Hale and Ironmonger, 1999.