Dawbin, Annie Baxter (1816-1905)

Also known as
Baxter, Annie (1816-1905)
Baxter, Annie Maria (1816-1905)
Baxter, Annie MariaHadden, Annie Maria (1816-1905)
Dawbin, Annie (1816-1905)
Dawbin, Annie Maria (1816-1905)
Dawbin, Annie Maria Baxter (1816-1905)
Hadden, Annie (1816-1905)
Hadden, Annie Maria (1816-1905)
Field of activity
Diarist; Pioneer; Artist; Draughtsman
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an36015168
NLA Persistent Identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-601448

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Annie Maria Dawbin (1816-1905), pioneer and diarist, was born on 24 November 1816 in Devon, England, the daughter of James Hadden, an English army officer. She was married first to Lieutenant Andrew...

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The journal of Annie Dawbin opens in September 1834 when its author, then a 17-year-old bride, is voyaging to Australia with her new husband, Lieutenant Andrew Baxter. Over the course of her life - during which she had two marriages; worked on the land; voyaged to and from Australia several times; and raised her brother's children after the death of his wife - Dawbin filled no less than 32 journals. Her complete diaries were edited by Lucy Frost and published in 1997.

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Annie Maria Baxter was a prolific writer who kept meticulous diaries of her life in Australia. Her few surviving drawings are now held at the National Library of Australia.

diarist and sketcher, was born in Exeter on 24 November 1816, daughter of James Hadden, an English army officer. She married Lieutenant Andrew Baxter of the 50th Regiment in England on 8 February 1834, and soon afterwards travelled with him to Van Diemen’s Land on board the convict ship Augusta Jessie . The marriage was not happy, as Annie confided in great detail to her journal. This was begun on embarkation in 1834 and finally extended to at least 36 volumes of which 32 survive (DL). They give a very full and intimate picture of Baxter’s life in three Australian colonies up to 1865. About 30 pages destroyed by her husband covered her affair with Robert Massie, a Crown lands commissioner, from July 1841 to July 1843. Written by a 'Rustic sister’ (identified as Baxter by Lucy Frost), drafts of carefully composed, descriptive monthly letters dated January-May 1840, survive in a sketchbook (NLA). This also contains her only known drawings: pencil sketches of landscapes and houses, several of views of the property in the Macleay River district of New South Wales where the Baxters settled in August 1839. Baxter’s regiment had been transferred to Sydney in September 1838, then to Port Macquarie, and after about two months at the latter he sold his commission to take up land near Kempsey. The prospect of pioneer rural life did not please Annie who ...

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  • fl. c.1834 - c.1873

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Dawbin, Annie Maria Baxter
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Dawbin, Annie Maria (1816-1915)
    Else-Mitchell, R.
    [2006]
    Published: Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography Online
  3. The Journal of Annie Baxter Dawbin: July 1858 - May 1868
    Dawbin, Annie Baxter
    [St Lucia, QLD]
    Published: University of Queensland Press
  4. Memories of Tasmania and of the Macleay River and New England districts of New South Wales and of Port Fairy in the western district of Port Phillip, 1834-1848
    Dawbin, Annie Baxter
    [Adelaide]
    Published: Sullivan's Cove
  5. Memories of the Past by a Lady in Australia
    Dawbin, Annie Baxter
    [Melbourne]
    Published: W.H. Williams
  6. A Face in the Glass: The Journal and Life of Annie Baxter Dawbin
    Frost, Lucy
    [Port Melbourne]
    Published: William Heinemann
  7. No Place for a Nervous Lady
    Frost, Lucy
    [Melbourne]
    Published: McPhee Gribble/Penguin
  8. 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology
    Radi, Heather
    [Sydney]
    Published: Women's Redress Press

Resources by Annie Baxter Dawbin (7)

  1. A face in the glass : the journal and life of Annie Baxter Dawbin / Lucy Frost
    Frost, Lucy, 1941-
    [ Book, Audio book : 1992-1995 ]
    At 58 libraries
    A face in the glass : the journal and life of Annie Baxter Dawbin / Lucy Frost
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  2. The journal of Annie Baxter Dawbin : July 1858 - May 1868 / edited by Lucy Frost
    Dawbin, Annie Baxter, 1816-1905
    [ Book : 1997 ]
    At 31 libraries
    The journal of Annie Baxter Dawbin : July 1858 - May 1868 / edited by Lucy Frost
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  3. [Annie Baxter Dawbin : Australian and New Zealand Art Files]
    Dawbin, Annie Baxter, 1816-1905
    [ Published ]
    At Nat Gall Aus Res
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  4. Memories of Tasmania and of the Macleay River and New England districts of New South Wales and of Port Fairy in the western district of Port Phillip, 1834-1848 / [by] Annie Baxter
    Dawbin, Annie Baxter, 1816-1905
    [ Book : 1980 ]
    At 28 libraries
    Memories of Tasmania and of the Macleay River and New England districts of New South Wales and of Port Fairy in the western district of Port Phillip, 1834-1848 / [by] Annie Baxter
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  5. Diary
    Dawbin, Annie Baxter, 1816-1905
    [ Unpublished : 1834-1868 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  6. Memories of the past / by A lady in Australia
    Dawbin, Annie Baxter, 1816-1905
    [ Book : 1873 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  7. Diary and sketchbook
    Dawbin, Annie Baxter, 1816-1905
    [ Unpublished : 1840 ]
    At National Library
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  1. A face in the glass : the journal and life of Annie Baxter Dawbin / Lucy Frost
    Frost, Lucy, 1941-
    [ Book, Audio book : 1992-1995 ]
    At 58 libraries
    A face in the glass : the journal and life of Annie Baxter Dawbin / Lucy Frost
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  2. The journal of Annie Baxter Dawbin : July 1858 - May 1868 / edited by Lucy Frost
    Dawbin, Annie Baxter, 1816-1905
    [ Book : 1997 ]
    At 31 libraries
    The journal of Annie Baxter Dawbin : July 1858 - May 1868 / edited by Lucy Frost
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  3. Memories of Tasmania and of the Macleay River and New England districts of New South Wales and of Port Fairy in the western district of Port Phillip, 1834-1848 / [by] Annie Baxter
    Dawbin, Annie Baxter, 1816-1905
    [ Book : 1980 ]
    At 28 libraries
    Memories of Tasmania and of the Macleay River and New England districts of New South Wales and of Port Fairy in the western district of Port Phillip, 1834-1848 / [by] Annie Baxter
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  4. [Annie Baxter Dawbin : Australian and New Zealand Art Files]
    Dawbin, Annie Baxter, 1816-1905
    [ Published ]
    At Nat Gall Aus Res
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  5. Diary
    Dawbin, Annie Baxter, 1816-1905
    [ Unpublished : 1834-1868 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  6. Memories of the past / by A lady in Australia
    Dawbin, Annie Baxter, 1816-1905
    [ Book : 1873 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  7. Diary and sketchbook
    Dawbin, Annie Baxter, 1816-1905
    [ Unpublished : 1840 ]
    At National Library
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  8. Memories of the past / by A lady in Australia
    Baxter, Andrew Mrs
    [ Book : 1873 ]
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    At 5 libraries
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  9. Annie Baxter in Van Diemen's Land : an abridged and annotated version of her journal, 1834-1851 / Toni-Anne Sherwood
    Sherwood, Toni-Anne
    [ Thesis : 2010 ]
    Possibly online
    At Uni of TAS Library
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  1. No. 4. LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 14 March 1893 [Issue No.167 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 2085

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