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White marble tablet on which is moulded, in alto relievo, a side view of the head of Wardell, erected on application by William Charles Wentworth in memory of Robert Wardell who died in 1834.

Robert Wardell (1793-1834) arrived in New South Wales from England in 1824 and immediately began the Australian ( no relation to the modern broadsheet ) newspaper with his friend William Charles Wentworth. It was the first independent paper to be published in Australia.

As editor (1824-28) Wardell championed the establishment of an elected assembly and trial by jury, and resisted attempts by the government to control the press. He was also a successful barrister and a wealthy landowner.


Address:173 King Street, St James Church, South Wall No 63, Sydney, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.869486
Long: 151.211172
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Monument Designer:George Clewett (sculptor)
Link: http://adb.anu.edu.au/


Front Inscription

Wardell LLD A Latrone Vagante Occiso AD 1834 Aetatis Suae 41. Sorores.
South wall No. 63

Source: MA,H, ADB
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