Mary Anne Broome (née Stewart)

1831 - ????


Biography

Born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, the daughter of Walter George Stewart (q.v.). Married Captain George Robert Barker of the Royal Artillery and moved to India with him, returning to England with their two sons following her husband's death in 1861.

Married Frederick Napier Broome 21/06/1865 and ran a sheep station in New Zealand with him 1866-1868. Returned to England where they both took up journalism as a living, publishing several books and contributing to journals and newspapers.

Moved to Natal in 1876 where Frederick was colonial secretary, returned to England for a year and joined her husband in Mauritius where he was lieutenant-governor in 1877/8. In Western Australia 1882-1889 where her husband was governor, then Trinidad 1891-1896, again as the governor's wife.

The author of 13 books under the name of Lady Barker (see historical legacies).

Sources

Hasluck, Alexandra, 'Broome, Mary Anne (1831–1911)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/broome-mary-anne-3069/text4529, [accessed 23/05/2012].

Crowley, F. K., 'Broome, Sir Frederick Napier (1842–1896)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/broome-sir-frederick-napier-3068/text4527 [accessed 16/10/2012].


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish?
Maiden Name
Stewart
Spouse
(1) George Robert Barker (2) Frederick Napier Broome
Children
With (1) John Stewart (1853-), Walter George (1857-). With (2) Frederick (1866-), Guy (1870-), Louis (1874-)
Occupation
Author and wife of colonial administrator

Legacies Summary

Historical (8)

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Station Life in New... 1870 
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Spring... 1871 
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Station Amusements in New... 1873 
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First Lessons in the Principles of... 1874 
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A Year's Housekeeping in South... 1877 
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Published under the name of Lady...
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The White... 1880 
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Letters to... 1885 
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Published under the name of Lady...
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Colonial... 1904 
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Imperial (7)

Other
Australia: Western Australia 
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Governor's wife, Western...
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Mauritius 
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Wife of the Lieutenant-governor of...
Other
Trinidad 
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Governor's wife,...
Other
South Africa: Natal 
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Wife of the Colonial Secretary of...
Other
Barbados 
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Wife of the Acting Governor,...
Landowner
New Zealand 
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Lived in New Zealand with her husband Frederick Napier Broome where they had a sheep run of 9700 acres in North...
Other
 
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Published several autobiographical accounts of her life as the wife of a farmer and colonial administrator in New Zealand, the West Indies and...
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See Historical Legacies for more...

Relationships (2)

Wife → Husband
Daughter → Father

Addresses (6)

Barbados
Trinidad
Natal, South Africa
New Zealand
Western Australia, Australia
India