9 Mar 1870 - Granny Smith died

#OnThisDay 9 March 1870 Granny Smith died. Granny Smith, or Maria Ann Smith, gave her name to a tart green apple that was supposedly propagated on her property in Ryde, Sydney. She arrived in NSW with her husband, Thomas Smith, and family in 1838 on board the Lady Nugent. They bought 24 acres on the edge of the Field of Mars Common and started an orchard.

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Images: Entitlement certificates for the Smith family