Boswell, Annabella (1826–1916)

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Boswell, Annabella (1826–1916)

Australian memoirist. Name variations: Annabella Innes. Born Annabella Innes, 1826, in Australia; died 1916; dau. of George Innes (died 1839); niece of Archibald Clunes Innes (1800–1857, commandant at the prison at Port Macquarie) and Margaret Macleay (1802–1858, dau. of the colonial secretary, Alexander Macleay); lived at their Lake Innes Cottage in Port Macquarie, 1839, 1843–48; attended school in Sydney.

Published journal about her Australian girlhood (illus. with her own watercolors) as Early Recollections and Gleanings from an Old Journal (1908) and Further Recollections of my Early Days in Australia (1911). It was reprinted as Annabella Boswell's Journal (1965).