Also writes as: Louisa Twamley ; L. A. Twamley ; Louisa Anne Twamley
Born: Established: 20 Jul 1812 Birmingham, West Midlands,
Further information about Meredith can be found on the Australian National Botanic Gardens website.
Australian Colonial Narrative Journalism:
Louisa Ann Meredith is remembered not only for her studies of Australian native flora and fauna but also for her keen observations of colonial life.
Her non-fiction books written in diary form, include Notes and Sketches of New South Wales (1844) and My Home in Tasmania, during a residence of nine years (1850). Over the Straits: A Visit to Victoria was published in 1861. Tasmanian Friends and Foes, Feathered, Furred and Finned: A Family Chronicle of Country Life appeared in 1880 and was illustrated with coloured plates of her own drawings.