Also writes as: A Lady Long Resident in New South Wales ; 'Peter Prattle'
Born: Established: 1797 London,
Charlotte Barton, mother of Louisa Atkinson, also wrote as 'A Lady Long Resident in New South Wales' . She was author of A Mother's Offering to her Children (1841), the first children's book published in Australia, and was for a long time identified as Lady Gordon Bremer. Note: different dates are given for Charlotte Barton in various sources, e.g. 1795-1867, 1797-1862. The Australian Dictionary of Biography gives her dates as 1796-1867. The dates given above are taken from Marcie Muir's Charlotte Barton.