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2017 Professor Michele Leggott FRSNZ

Emily and her sisters

Later she became a well-known botanical artist and the writer of lively diaries that showed how difficult it was to make a living teaching and painting in the 1880s and 90s. But Emily Cumming Harris (1837-1925) was a writer all her life, and it is the young woman of 1860, already a confident, archiving poet, whose trajectory Professor Leggott will trace here.

 

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