Eliza Eddington Cox (1809-69) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in Hobart Town, the daughter of David Collins, the Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land, and Margaret Eddington. In 1829, she married becoming the second wife of the prominent Van Diemen's Land pastoralist James Cox. She supported her husband's endeavours to increase the quality of agricultural breeding stock of both sheep and cattle to the region and also his political career. They had eight children from their marriage. Her daughter, Eliza Cox, was also an artist and examples of her watercolours are in the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston.Reference: Joan Kerr, Dictionary Of Australian Artists. Douglas Pike, The Australian Dictionary Of Biography. Edit or add to this biography

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