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Charlotte Waring (1796-1867) emigrated to Australia in 1826 on the "Cumberland" where she met her first husband, James Atkinson (1795-1834). As a teacher, Charlotte had been engaged as governess to the Hannibal Macarthur children. She married James Atkinson on 29 September 1827 and they had four children, Charlotte (b. 1828), Jane Emily (b. 1830), James (1832-1885) and Caroline Louisa (1834-1872), the well-known novelist and naturalist. Charlotte took a major part in Louisa's education, encouraging both her artistic talent and her interest in natural history. After James' early death, Charlotte married George Bruce Barton in 1836

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Sydney : University of Sydney Library, Scholarly Electronic Text and Image Service, 2003
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