Born, one of nine children, to Angus Cameron (c.1819-1894) and Ann nee Livingston (c.1819-1892).
The Camerons migrated to Geelong, Vic. in 1853, and were pioneers in the Wimmera where Isabella's father established a blacksmithing business in Horsham from 1861.
In 1881, Isabella married Edwin Boase (d.1911), proprietor of the Dunmunkle Standard of Murtoa. They did not have any children.
Isabella collected MEL specimens (as 'Miss Isab. Boase') at Murtoa, 1889-1891.
After her husband's death in 1911, Isabella took over the management of the Dunmunkle Standard.
She retired to Melbourne in 1928 and died there in 1932 aged 83.
Source: extracted from: Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison (2014) 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant
collectors: a biographical register', Muelleria Vol.32 [consult for source references]