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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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||George Clewett (sculptor)|
Wardell LLD A Latrone Vagante Occiso AD 1834 Aetatis Suae 41. Sorores.
South wall No. 63