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Mathew, Sarah Louise (c. 1805–1890)

Mathew, Sarah Louise (c. 1805–1890)

New Zealand diarist. Born Sarah Louise Mathew, c. 1805 (baptized, Nov 19, 1805), in London England; died Dec 14, 1890, in Kent, England; dau. of Richard Mathew and Ann Constant (Strange) Mathew; m. Felton Mathew (cousin), 1832 (died 1847).

Left England to marry cousin who was appointed town surveyor of Windsor, NSW, Australia (1831); relocated to Bay of Islands, New Zealand (1839); accompanied husband on most of his travels and captured perceptions of colonial settlements in diary entries, later published as The Founding of New Zealand.

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 1).

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