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The plaque commemorates William Vandermeulen Wild, who was a barrister and Member of the Legislative Assembly. 

He retired from public life to concentrate on his legal practice, and travelled extensively on the Northern District Court Circuit. He died from a serious infection in 1861 at the age of 26.


Address:173 King Street, St James Church, North Wall No 81, Sydney, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.869486
Long: 151.211172
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

To the memory of William Vandermeulen Wild Esquire

Barrister at Law  

He was born at Vanderville 4th Oct A.D. 1835 and departed this life at Sydney 26th May A.D. 1861.

Elected to represent his native County of Camden at the early age of 22 years

He held his seat in the Legislative Assembly until within a few months of his decease

He was admitted to The Bar of New South Wales in June 1858.

Sociable amiable and honourable in life his early death will long be regretted and deplored by all who knew him.

Blessed are the dead which die in the lord. Rev. XIV.13

This tablet is erected by his friends as a token of their esteem and regard.

Source: MA,SJ
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