- c. 1837
Shimpling, Suffolk, England
Isle of Wight, England
- Alternative Names
- Martin, Mrs Patchett (also known as)
Martin was born Harriet Anne Cookesley in Suffolk, England, and spent time growing up in France. She married British officer Henry Bullen in London in 1867, and soon afterwards the couple came to Australia, where they lived in Queensland before returning to England in the early 1870s. In 1886 Martin-now a widow-married the expatriate Australian writer Arthur Patchett Martin, a co-founder with Henry Gyles Turner of the Melbourne Review, and journalist for London's Pall Mall Gazette. As Mrs Patchett Martin she produced a number of poems, four of which were published in Douglas Sladen's Australian Poets 1788-1888 (1888), and several short stories. She also edited two significant anthologies of colonial writing: Under the Gum Tree (1890) and Coo-ee: Tales of Australian Life by Australian Ladies (1891).