Mena: Daughter of Obedience


Author: Noel Vose

ISBN: 9781742584867

When Frederick Weld ended a career spanning 45 years, his niche in British colonial history was secure. He had been Premier of New Zealand, Governor of Western Australia, then of Tasmania and finally, Governor of the Straits Settlements and Protected Malay States. His life had created enough interest to generate two biographies.

However, his wife Filumena (Mena) was dismissed as a nonentity and described as “a gentle retiring creature, noted for her extreme piety”. When all the Weld documents – letters, diaries and portraits – were completely destroyed by fire in 1997, her total obscurity would have been permanent except for an unusual series of events in the mid-nineteen eighties.

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Publisher: UWA Publishing
ISBN: 9781742584867
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