Historical information

Elizabeth Goodenough came to Australia aged 16/17 having paid 5 pounds to the government to secure a paid position in the colony of NSW. Within a year of arrival she had married Richard Phillips whose 1st wife had died in childbirth, leaving behind a 4 year old son. Richard was a coach plater by trade and was a publican in Sydney and Geelong. One of Elizabeth's daughters Emma Eliza Jane, married Thomas Watson in Ballarat.

Physical description

Portrait of a young woman, circa 1840's. Sepia photograph.

Inscriptions & markings

verso - Stewart & Co. Probably Elizabeth Phillips b Goodenough