Zante (Zakinthos), Greece
- 17 November 1893
- Charity worker, Governor's wife and Public health advocate
- Alternative Names
- Contessa, Roma (Birth Name)
Belonging to the small aristocracy of the Ionian Islands, Lady Diamantina Bowen married Sir George Fergerson Bowen on 28th April 1856, who later went on to become the first governor of Queensland, Australia in 1859. An advocate for the underprivileged, injured and infirm, Lady Bowen founded many benevolent and charitable organisations, particularly in the field of public health, and was instrumental in the development of health care services in Queensland.