Wentworth, William Charles

Explorer, barrister, landowner and author who championed the emancipists and free settlers and campaigned for radical political reform.

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Born
07 Aug 1790
Arrived Sydney
1796
Departed Sydney
1803
Arrived Sydney
1810
Died
Wimborne, Dorset, England
20 Mar 1872
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07 Aug 1790
1824
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1827 - 20 Mar 1872
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First State funeral

,
2013

The first 'State funeral' in colonial New South Wales was accorded to William Charles Wentworth who died in England on 20 March 1872 and at his own behest, had his remains shipped back to Australia for burial - a fitting final gesture by the Australian 'patriot'