The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Rowan, Marian Ellis
Rowan, Marian Ellis, daughter of Charles Ryan, of Derriweit, Macedon, is a native of Victoria, and is well known for her talent in depicting the wild flowers of the bush. She has made special journeys to Western Australia, to Queensland, and to other parts of Australia, in search of material for her studies. She has been an exhibitor at many exhibitions, and has executed some black-and-white work for the publishers of the "Picturesque Atlas of Australasia." Mrs. Rowan was married to Captain F. C. Rowan in Oct 1873, and accompanied her husband to New Zealand, from which she returned to Melbourne in 1877.