29 May 1831
Mary Anne Stewart (later MAB) was born at Spanish Town
, where her father was secretary of the island colony.
New Year 1870
MAB published her first book of travel, Station Life in New Zealand
(the station being the sheep farm run by her husband
By Christmas 1871 A Christmas Cake: in Four Quarters
, published this year, became the best-known of MAB's books for children.
6 or 7 March 1911
Mary Anne Broome, formerly Barker, died of heart disease at her home, 42 Eaton Terrace