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Dunlop, Eliza Hamilton (1796 - 1880)

Born
1796
County Armagh, Ireland
Died
20 June 1880
Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Ethnographer

Summary

Eliza Dunlop arrived in Sydney with her family in 1838. She studied local Aboriginal language and song, and published poetry in The Australian, the Maitland Mercury and the Sydney Gazette. Dunlop's play, The Cousins of Aledo, is held in the Mitchell Library, Sydney.

Sources used to compile this entry: Gunson, Niel, 'Dunlop, Eliza Hamilton (1796-1880)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010321b.htm; Radi, Heather (ed.), 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology, Women's Redress Press, Sydney, 1988, 258 pp. Also available at http://nla.gov.au/nla.arc-78644.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Isaac Nathan, 1842 - 1862, MLMSS 5937/2; Sheet music published in Sydney; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Milson Family, 1880-1955, 1880 - 1955, MLMSS 6011/4/2; Newscuttings and other miscellaneous material; Dunlop, Eliza Hamilton (1796 - 1880); Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Barbara Lemon

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