Christina Smith

#102103
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
25, 1809
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Apr 28, 1893 (83)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
25, 1809
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Apr 28, 1893 (83)

About

Nineteenth-century Scottish teacher, missionary, and author who published a book documenting the history, language, and culture of the Buandig group of Indigenous Australians.

Before Fame

She was raised in the Presbyterian faith in Perthshire, Scotland.

Trivia

She published the anthropological work that made her famous -- The Booandik Tribe of South Australian Aborigines: A Sketch of Their Habits, Customs, Legends, and Language -- in 1880.

Family Life

Following the death of her first husband, she traveled with her son, Duncan Stewart, to Australia. She settled in the country with her second husband, James Smith, and raised eight more children.

Associated With

She and Englishman Samuel Evans Rowe both served as protestant missionaries during the nineteenth century (Rowe served in South Africa).