Macarthur-Onslow, Eliza Elizabeth (1840-1911)

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Macarthur, Eliza (1840-1911)
Macarthur, Elizabeth, (nee Veale) (1840-1911)
Macarthur, Elizabeth, (née Veale) (1840-1911)
Macarthur, Elizabeth (1840-1911)
Macarthur-Onslow, Elizabeth (1840-1911)
Onslow, Elizabeth (1840-1911)
Onslow-Macarthur, Elizabeth (1840-1911)
Field of activity
Property Manager; Pastoralist; Artist; Draughtsman; Painter
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On the death of her father in 1867, Elizabeth Macarthur-Onslow inherited a share of his property, 'Camden Park' in Menangle, New South Wales. She also inherited city properties and land at Taralga and Sutton Forest. Having studied developments in the dairy industry overseas, Macarthur-Onslow installed twelve dairies and a creamery at Camden Park. Later she added a piggery and experimented in sericulture. She was a member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and a great local patron. She died in 1911 during a visit to England.

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Well-trained colonial artist of the famous Macarthur Family who drew and painted landscapes and interiors throughout her life in Australia and London. She also improved farming techniques and turned the family home, Camden Park, into a business.

sketcher, watercolourist and pastoralist, was born on 8 May 1840 at Camden Park, New South Wales, only child of James and Emily Macarthur . Their home, Camden Park, which attracted people from all walks of life, was a fertile scene for the young Elizabeth and no efforts were spared in her education. In painting and drawing she had extensive formal training, copying at first from her mother’s drawing books then being tutored by various governesses. At sixteen she studied with Conrad Martens and later, in London, attended the Normal Central School of Art (South Kensington Museum) and had private tuition from William Collingwood Smith, a founder member of the Royal Watercolour Society who at one time had the largest teaching practice in London. The stages of her development can be traced through the Camden Park sketchbooks, from childhood efforts to later self-assurance, particularly in landscape. From 1860 to 1864 Elizabeth Macarthur lived abroad with her parents. Based in London, they toured the British Isles and the Continent. In 1867, shortly before her father’s death, she married Captain Arthur Onslow RN ; they had eight children. After the deaths, within the space of two years, of her mother, her husband and her uncle, Sir William Macarthur , Elizabeth became sole owner of Camden Park in 1882. To perpetuate the Macarthur name she prefixed it by deed poll to that of Onslow in 1892. To further their education, Elizabeth took her six surviving children to England in 1887 to the home of ...

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  • fl. c.1840 - c.1911

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The death of Mrs. Macarthur Onslow in London, as announced in this paper last week, is being felt very keenly by her many friends in and around Camden, Her invariable kindness and generous assistance were...

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Macarthur-Onslow, Eliza Elizabeth
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Some Early Records of the Macarthurs of Camden
    Macarthur Onslow, Elizabeth
    [Adelaide]
    Published: Rigby
  3. 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology
    Radi, Heather
    [Broadway, NSW]
    Published: Women's Redress Press

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  1. Macarthur-Onslow Reunion Family and friends celebrated 200th birthday of Australian pastoralist
    The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) Wednesday 20 September 1967 p 16 Article Illustrated
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  2. LAW REPORT. SUPREME COURT. IN BANCO. (Before the Chief Justice, Sir William Cullen, Mr. Justice Gordon, and Mr. Justice Ferguson.) CAMDEN PARK ESTATE. Macarthur-Onslow v Commissioner.
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