Barbara Janet Ainsleigh Baynton, Lady Headley was an Australian writer, made famous for Bush Studies which was written in retaliation to Henry Lawson's works. Baynton was born in 1857 at Scone, Hunter River district, New South Wales, the daughter of Irish bounty immigrants, John Lawrence and Elizabeth Ewart, although she claimed to be born in 1862 to Penelope Ewart and Captain Robert Kilpatrick, of the Bengal Light Cavalry. This fiction gave her "entrée to polite circles as a governess" and, in 1880, she married Alexander Frater, the son of her employers. They soon moved to the Coonamble...
|Birthdate:||June 4, 1857|
|Date of death:||May 28, 1929|