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Drysdale, Anne (1792 - 1853)

Born
26 August 1792
Scotland
Died
11 May 1853
Drysdale, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Pastoralist
Alternative Names
  • Drysdale, Ann

Summary

Anne Drysdale was a farmer in her own right in Scotland when she migrated to Australia for health reasons. She arrived in Melbourne on the Indus in 1840, and travelled down to Geelong, where she met her future partner Caroline Newcomb at the residence of Dr Alexander Thomson. In October 1840, the two women took up a 10,000 acre lease on the Barwon, known as 'Boronggoop', later extending it to Leep Leep. Their sheep run was a success, and in 1843 they obtained the Coryule run at Indented Head, purchasing the freehold in 1848, and subsequently disposing of Boronggoop. Anne Drysdale died at Coryule in 1853, aged 60. The township of Drysdale in Victoria is named for her

Sources used to compile this entry: Martin, Jean I. and Brown, P.L., 'Drysdale, Anne (1792-1853)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010314b.htm; Richardson, John, The Lady Squatters: Miss Ann Drysdale and Miss Caroline Elizabeth Newcomb 'Boronggoop' and 'Coriyule', Drysdale, Bellarine Rural City Council, 1986; Victorian Pioneers Cutting Book vol.1, GHC Reference Library 920.09945 VIC; Miss E McKellar, "Glenshira", Kyneton; Geelong Heritage Centre, Geelong City Council.

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Archival resources

Geelong Heritage Centre, Geelong City Council

  • Victorian Pioneers Cutting Book vol.1, GHC Reference Library 920.09945 VIC; Miss E McKellar, "Glenshira", Kyneton; Geelong Heritage Centre, Geelong City Council. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Drysdale, Ann (1792-1853), Diary, September 1839 - May 1854, MS 9249; Drysdale, Anne (1792 - 1853); State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Janet Butler

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