Abraham, Caroline Harriet (1809–1877)

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Abraham, Caroline Harriet (1809–1877)

New Zealand artist. Name variations: Caroline Harriet Hudson, Caroline Harriet Palmer. Born Caroline Harriet Hudson, July 1, 1809, in Leicestershire, England; died at Bournemouth, England, June 17, 1877; dau. of Charles Thomas Hudson (changed name to Palmer, 1813) and Harriet (Pepperell) Hudson; m. Charles John Abraham (Anglican bishop), 1850; children: 1.

Spent early life in England, caring for invalid mother and performing charitable work among poor; accompanied husband to New Zealand (1850); recorded New Zealand through detailed sketches and watercolors; helped prepare privately published book on Maori people, Extracts of Letters from New Zealand on the War Question (1861); returned to England (1870); collections of work at Auckland City Art Gallery and Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington.

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 1).

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