Bunn, Anna Maria

Author of the first novel printed and published in Sydney. Anna Maria Bunn (1808–1889) was the anonymous author of The Guardian: a Tale (by an Australian) (1838) the first novel published on mainland Australia and the first in the continent by a woman. Bunn’s authorship was only established after an historian found a copy of the book in which her son had noted his mother’s authorship

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Born
1808
Died
Braidwood
23 Sep 1889
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