Wardell, Robert

Barrister, newspaper editor and associate of William Charles Wentworth, who was notorious for litigation and duelling, and was murdered by escaped convicts on his Petersham estate in 1834.

Milestone
Born
Healaugh, Yorkshire, England
11 May 1793
Arrived Sydney
1824
Died
Petersham
07 Sep 1834
Buried
11 Sep 1834
Position
1824 - 27 Jun 1828
Property
Occupied
Owned
Owned
1824 - 1834
Relationship
Sibling
Sibling
Sibling
Spouse
1824 - 1834

Wardell, Robert

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2013

As founder of Australia's first independent newspaper, Robert Wardell's achievements have been much written about but his personal life - wound up with adultery, murder and disrepute - has been less well covered.