Praed, Rosa

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Praed, Rosa Gender: F
Rosa Murray-Prior
born on 27 March 1851 at 06:55 (= 06:55 AM )
Place Beaudesert, Australia, 27s59, 153e0
Timezone LMT m153e0 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 05°36' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 01°07 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 15°25'

Rosa Praed


Australian-born expatriate writer and spiritualist. She married Campbell Praed, in 1872. He was the younger son of a brewing family who had come to Australia to make his fortune. Four years after their marriage, they moved to England. Having been writing since her teens, Rosa Praed continued her work in England, turning out more than 45 books over her four-decade career. Many of her books are set in Australia. Her first novel, "An Australian Heroine," was published in 1880. Her 1882 work, "Nadine, " earned her a place in London's artistic circles. But In 1897, she left her husband and in 1899, she began living with Nancy Harward, a psychic. With Harward, she explored psychic and spiritual themes, moving from theosophy and spiritualism to Roman Catholicism and back again. She stayed with Harward, whom she thought to have been a Roman slave girl in a previous life, until Harward's death in 1927.

Praed's last years were spent in illness. She died on April 10, 1935 in Torquay, Devon, England. She was 84.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Family : Change residence 1876 (To England)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1880 (First novel)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1897
  • Death of Significant person 1927 (Nancy Harward)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 10 April 1935 (in Torquay, England,, age 84)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provides speculative time of birth calculated from info stated in the biography, "Rosa! Rosa!: A Llife of Rosa Praed, Novelist and Spiritualist" by Patricia Clarke (Melbourne UP, 1999), pp. 7-8: "Rosa Caroline Murray-Prior was born on 27 March 1851 ... She believed her birth in 1851 with Aries her Ascending sign was part of her soul's long journey from life to life ... at Bromelton ... Rosa was next born ... on the Logan River near what was to become known as the town of Beaudesert in south-east Queensland."


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction