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French woman who joined her partner, doctor Paul Rastoul, in New Caledonia in 1873 after he was exiled from France after the defeat of the Commune in Paris in 1871. She arrived in Sydney with her two children in 1874 after being deported for assisting in the attempted escape of a French communard. Paul Rastoul drowned trying to escape the following year. In Sydney she worked as a French teacher and in 1880 she married French artist Lucien Henry, another former Communard. After his departure for Paris in 1891 she began divorce proceedings. As well as taking part in Sydney's intellectual and social life, she established Cercle Litteraire Française, French literary circles in Hobart and Sydney. A monument to her was erected in Waverley Cemetery in November 1898.