Mudie, James

Officer of marines, landowner and author renowned for his cruelty to convicts. Eventually, disgusted with colonial affairs he returned to England and published The Felonry of New South Wales, an attack on all whom he fancied had opposed him in the colony. The subsequent duel in Sydney in 1840 only reinforced his unpopularity.

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Born
England
1779
Arrived Sydney
1822
Departed Sydney
1836
Arrived Sydney
1840
Departed Sydney
1842
Died
Tottenham, London, England
21 May 1852
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